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Camden County Residents Advised To Avoid Health Problems Related To Smoky Conditions

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The Camden County Health Department is asking residents to take precautions to avoid health problems related to the smoky conditions caused by the current wildfires in nearby Ware County.

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Smoke from wildfires can cause coughing, a scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, shortness of breath, chest pain, headaches, stinging eyes, and a runny nose. Smoke may worsen symptoms for people who have heart or lung disease, or other pre-existing respiratory conditions, such as respiratory allergies, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. When smoke levels are high enough, even healthy people may experience some of these symptoms.

The Camden County Health Department urges you to: