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Wildfire Smoke in North America Threatens Pregnancy Rights

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Wildfire smoke covers the New York City skyline, June 7, 2023. © 2023 STRMX/AP Images Canada’s wildfires have led to unpleasantly hazy skies and unhealthy air across large swathes of North America. The air quality in Canada is horrendous and – in certain areas – some of the worst in the world. Wildfire smoke is harmful to human health and other life, and is a worsening problem because of the climate crisis. Drought, for example, can make it easier for forests to catch on fire and for the fire to spread. This is bad news for pregnant people in Canada, where fires have…

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