Study finds that filtration can lower indoor smoke levels

photo of UC Berkeley's campus during wildfire season
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UC Berkeley researchers found older buildings in Berkeley without air-conditioning do not protect residents as well as newer buildings with filtration systems. Wildfire smoke is anticipated to increase in the next few decades, which contributes to the study’s relevance.

A study conducted by UC Berkeley environmental scientists found that certain behaviors can significantly reduce the amount of wildfire smoke inside people’s houses.
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“Keep Calm and Carry On.” That was the message of my economics professor two weeks ago Thursday, when the UC Berkeley administration callously failed to suspend classes despite the apocalyptic air quality. Anybody who was on campus could feel how bad the air quality was. It hurt to breathe, and
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