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 Incendios forestales en Canadá contaminan a EUA infographic
El gráfico ubica en el mapa las zonas cubiertas por el humo de los incendios forestales y enumera riesgos para la salud.


Costa Este de EUA cubierta por espeso humo de incendios forestales

By Ninian Carter

June 8, 2023 - El noreste de Estados Unidos sufre de alta contaminación de humo
por cientos de incendios forestales canadienses fuera de control.

Outdoor activities are being cancelled across the U.S. east coast as millions of Americans are urged to stay indoors to avoid inhaling heavy wildfire smoke drifting south from Canada.

Cities like New York and Detroit are being blanketed in an orange haze that smells of burning wood, as Canada experiences one of its worst wildfire seasons ever.

Hundreds of forest fires are raging across Canada, many of which started weeks ago, but are now being affected by a storm system off the coast of Nova Scotia which is forcing the smoke south and then east into some of the most densely populated areas in the United States.

The weather pattern is expected to persist for several days, with harmful haze likely to continue across the region.

PUBLISHED: 08/06/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images