New York City has a sudden problem on its hands: air pollution.
In the past two days, NYC has been near or at the top of the world’s ranking of worst air pollution as harmful smoke has covered the city.
The smoke is originated by more than a hundred wildfires burning in Quebec, Canada.
What does this have to do with baseball?
The New York Yankees have a game on Wednesday night, a game that should be cancelled at any minute.
The New York Mets don’t play at home, but their stadium, Citi Field, is more proof of the air pollution in the city on Wednesday.
What it currently looks like at Citi Field. #Mets
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The smoke from Canada’s fires has affected United States’ Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for more than a week.
According to CNN, New York had the second-worst levels of air pollution in the world on Tuesday night after New Delhi, India.
Just breathing that air for a short period of time can be extremely harmful.
CNN’s report states that “wildfire smoke contains very tiny particulate matter, or PM2.5 – the tiniest pollutant yet also the most dangerous. When inhaled, it can travel deep into lung tissue and enter the bloodstream.”
It is related to several diseased and health issues such as asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
If the league decides to have the Yankees game against the White Sox on Wednesday night, it would be one of their most irresponsible decisions in a while, and that’s saying something.
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