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Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Fact Sheet: Smoke and Air Quality and Health

Tuesday, August 30, 2011  |  Contact: Media & Communications: Phone: 225.342.1532, E-mail: dhhinfo@la.gov
Marsh fires generate smoke that can travel great distances from the location of the fire. Atmospheric conditions influence where the smoke goes and how long it takes to dissipate. People with respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other breathing problems should avoid the smoke by staying indoors.