Study shows Canadian wildfire smoke potentially more dangerous than car emissions pollution

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Rain has improved air quality in the Philadelphia region but wildfires are expected to be a problem throughout the summer and new research says that wildfire smoke is more dangerous than other pollution sources.

Scientists at Rutgers University say as that Canadian smoke travels into our area it heats up and collects toxins their new study says it’s significantly impacting air quality.

Smoke from Canadian wildfires is potentially more dangerous than pollution from car emissions, according to a new study from the Rutgers School of Public Health.

Read more about JPB Fellow Jose G. Cedeno Laurent’s research.