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(Western) smoke gets in your eyes

Brad Williams



During months of the COVID outbreak, many people have taken opportunities to spend time outdoors. 

Right now, that may not be such a good option, because smoke from wildfires on the West Coast are spreading across the country. 

Allergist Todd Mahr at Gundersen in La Crosse says smoky air could cause problems for people who have lung conditions or heart problems. 

And staying inside can become even more risky, Mahr says, if you try certain methods of cooking indoors.

Mahr recommends controlling asthma with medications, and calling your doctor if you have trouble breathing.  


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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