March 29, 2017

Russian Wildfire Rundown

  • In Moscow, carbon monoxide is 6.5 times greater than the maximum allowable concentration.
  • Russian health officials have warned that a few hours of exposure to the air is equal to the toxins of 40 cigarettes.
  • Over 600 wildfires throughout Russia have produced a thick smog that has quickly become dangerous to public health – forcing everyone to wear masks for protection.
  • Additionally, despite the average summer temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit, Russia is in the middle of the worst heat wave on record with temperatures exceeding 104 degrees.
  • Finally, Russia announced it will not export any grain for the remainder of 2010 – reflecting its agricultural wheat crisis that will likely cause an increase of food prices.

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