How dangerous is wildfire season for US farmworkers?
Farmworkers are specifically vulnerable to certain health risks during wildfires, which are being exacerbated by temperature-revving climate change.
USA Today, 10 October 2022: Farm workers are an understudied population; they are vulnerable to certain health risks during wildfires, which are being exacerbated by temperature-raising climate change that is increasing their frequency, according to research from the University of Washington and others.
ACOM scientist Rebecca Hornbrook pointed out the advantages of using the many purple air monitors in the area. "It's basically a community resource," she said. "It's a dense network. You can get a lot more spatial distribution from using those than you can from some of the more sporadic EPA sensors."