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Lingering smoke can be harmful

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Even if you aren't near the flames, they could still harm you. The smoke blanketing East Texas contains chemical agents that can harm the respiratory system.

Individuals with asthma and other respiratory problems need to limit time outdoors to avoid excessive exposure to the smoke.

Expecting mothers should also avoid the smoke because it can harm their unborn child.

Tyler Independent School District is limiting outdoor activities and asking faculty to closely monitor the students when they are outside.

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