As Wildfires Rage, Smoke Chokes Out Farmworkers And Delays Some Crops

As Wildfires Rage, Smoke Chokes Out Farmworkers And Delays Some Crops

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Workers in dust masks wash fresh red bell peppers in smoky conditions outside of Eltopia, Wash. Even with the masks, the smoke is still causing tight chests, itchy eyes and dry throats.

Smoke from wildfires is blanketing much of the West. That’s ruining some crops and may be stunting others. And it’s making it difficult or unsafe for laborers to pick the harvest.

(Image credit: Anna King/Northwest News Network)

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