The lungs are part of our respiratory system. Along with the trachea, alveoli, bronchi and diaphragm, they help us breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. Lungs can be affected by infection or allergy or may puncture or collapse.
Impact of smoke exposure on heart and lung conditions
People with heart or lung conditions (such as asthma) are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke from fires. Their symptoms can be worse at lower smoke concentrations compared to other people.
Learn about the steps you can take to avoid smoke and protect your health.