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Western Wildfires / Health Risks #704548

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 02, 2002
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(Studio: John Roberts) Motorists near Flagstaff, Arizona, shown working together to put out a small wildfire on the side of the road.

(Show Low, Arizona: Vince Gonzales) The health risks caused by toxic smoke from wildfires examined; scenes shown of clouds of smoke; details given of study findings. [Firefighter ‡ GARDNER‡- says smoke is good until people have to breathe it.] [Paramedic ‡ REYES‡- says people who breathe in smoke get scratchy throats.] [National Center for Atmospheric Research ‡ FRIEDLI†- says mercury from forest fires ends up in fish and gets into the food chain.] NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen from 5:34:10 to end of broadcast.

Gonzales, Vince;
Roberts, John

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