Alison SaldanhaNPR Data Reporter
Lead data reporter for NPR California’s investigations team who produces multimedia stories. Her primary work focuses on the impact of politics and policy on people, particularly marginalized groups.
Western wildfires pose a much broader threat to human health than to just those forced to evacuate the path of the blazes. Smoke from these fires, which have burned millions of acres in California alone, is choking vast swaths of the country, an analysis of federal satellite imagery by NPR’s California Newsroom and Stanford University’s Environmental Change and Human Outcomes Lab found.