Wildfire smoke forced tennis players to withdraw from Australian Open matches

The Verge | Jan 15, 2020 at 9:12 PM
  • Athletes at the Australian Open are breathing in poor-quality air polluted by bushfire smoke, making it nearly impossible for them to do their jobs.
  • Outdoor games in the National Women’s Soccer League went on, despite poor air quality.
  • Groups like the World Health Organization and the Environmental Protection Agency have air quality standards, but those are based on how air pollution would affect the average person, and everyone responds differently to exposure.