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Burning Issues is a project of Clean Air Revival, Inc., a 501C-3 non profit educational organization. Clean Air Revival, Inc. is registered with the Registry of Charitable Trusts in the State of California. Our organization number is #1686895.
Burning Issues depends on your donations and grants. 100% of funds further research, office operating expense and education. All labor and our building are donated. There are no paid employees. Please consider donating generously. Your donation helps spread life saving science. Our award winning website: http://burningissues.org is visited by 1,800 people daily from all over the world.
Burning Issues has an international membership and was founded by Mary J. Rozenberg, at the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club Clean Air Committee in 1987. It is devoted to the improvement of ambient air quality through the reduction of Particulate Pollution, i. e., solid particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter.
The most common sources of Particulate Pollution are residential wood burning (RWB) and coal burning, forest and agriculture burning, and diesel and auto exhaust. The extent of the severity of the fine particulate problem can be grasped in the estimate that 60,000 people die annually in the United States from the effects of these particles. Once emmitted they are impossible to clean up. More than half of the fine particulate is caused by fewer than 10% of the population using the dirtiest fuels for recreation and heating.
The principal activity of Burning Issues is the collection and dissemination of the latest science information regarding health effects, economic impacts, and individual actions to reduce and stop solid fuel combustion. Burning Issues also actively does particulate monitoring and has published the results.
November 2001 Board of Directors of Clean Air Revival
- Mary Rozenberg, President, PO Box 1045, Point Arena, CA 95468, (707)882-3601, e-mail = Mary.Rozenberg@gmail.com Photo of Mary holding a nephelometer, the instrument for reading particulate levels.
- Tom Dickerman, Civil Engineer, Treasurer, 50 San Miguel Ave., Daly City, CA 94015,
- Louis Lowery, Macon, GA
- Dr. Wayne Ott, Stanford University, Dept. of Statistics, Palo Alto, CA
- Curt Freedman, Mechanical Engineer, Longmeadow, MA