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Protect Your Lungs From Smoke

Over 16,000 firefighters continue working to contain 28 major wildfires across California. Wildfire smoke is a mixture of particulate matter and smoke. Particulate matter is the most harmful air pollution. Daily inhalation exposure can cause eye and respiratory tract irritation, reduced lung function, pulmonary inflammation, bronchitis, exacerbation of asthma, and other lung and cardiovascular diseases.

The main organs to detox from smoke inhalation are the lungs, liver, kidney, colon, and skin. Here are some tips to help your body process the smoke:

  • The most important thing to do is hydrate. On a routine day without excess sweating, you should drink half your body weight in ounces of water. The rule about 8 glasses/day is outdated and does not work well for all different body sizes. Using the half your body weight rule, a 200lb person would drink 12 glasses and a 100lb person would drink 6 glasses. Don’t get dehydrated. It can take 3 weeks to rehydrate your tissues.  

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