Claim: Global Warming Caused Wildfire Smoke Increases Risk Of Heart Disease
Tiny particles in smoke from wildfires may increase the danger of acute heart problems, including cardiac arrest and ischemic heart disease especially among vulnerable people, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Many climate scientists believe this upsurge is the result of climate change, which contributes to conditions that encourage wildfires. Heikerwal, the study’s author, acknowledged a possible link. “We are living in this world and seeing heat waves and drought happening around us so, yes, it could be climate related,” Heikerwal said.