Jeff Anderson, director of Clinical Education and associate professor for the School of Allied Health Sciences Department of Respiratory Care, was quoted in the August 30 Arbiter article, “Fire Season Rages On.”
The article details the wildfires that are currently active in Idaho and the potential impact they have on students’ ability to breathe. Because of the smoke, many students are experiencing respiratory problems while others remain unphased.
“The more exposure you have to it, the higher your risk of developing some respiratory complication. If you have asthma or some other type of lung disease, you step way up in terms of health effects from fire smoke,” said Anderson.