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Study finds persistent lung damage in firefighters after 2016 Horse River wildfire

July 21, 2021
By Laura Beamish/Edmonton Journal

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July 21, 2021, Fort McMurray, Alta. — Firefighters that fought the 2016 Horse River wildfire have persistent lung damage and more than double the risk of developing asthma compared to the general population, according to a study from the University of Alberta. The Edmonton Journal reports. |READ MORE