How the smoke affects farmworkers

Migrant farm workers
Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Northwest Public Broadcasting reports that wildfire smoke across the Pacific Northwest is causing farmworkers to cover up using face masks or bandanas to be able to continue work. Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) does not require employers to provide masks at work; however, wet towels or bandanas do not fully protect workers from the smoke. Read the full story here.


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