Wood Smoke Abstracts of Significant Papers
- "The Economic Value
of Quantifiable Ozone and PM10 Related Health Effects in the
San Francisco Bay Area" Jane Hall, Victor Brajer, The
Institute for Economic and Environmental Studies, California
State University, Fullerton, CA 92634, October 1994
This entry is the executive summary from the Final Report to
the Bay Area Air Quality Management District of the extensive
costs associated with Particulate Pollution and by implication
- wood smoke. The report estimates the cost of PM10 pollution
in the Bay Area to be $2 billion. The amazing thing is
that the BAAQMD has ignored this report which they sponsered.
Order the entire paper from the BAAQMD.
- "Real-Time Monitoring
of Airborne Particles" , Mary J. Rozenberg, Inhalation
Toxicology, Taylor & Francais, Bristol, PA, Vol. 7, No.5,
July 1995., pg 833
Results of measurements in an upper class residetial neighborhood
in San Francisco Bay Area.
- "Environmental Impact
of Residential Wood Combustion Emissions and its Implications
" , John A. Cooper, APCA JOURNAL, Vol. 30, No. 8, August
This is an early paper on the subject and one of the best.
- "The Relationship of
Daily Mortality to Suspended Particulates in Santa Clara County,
1980-1986" , David Failey Environmental Health Perspectives
89:159-168 (1990), 1990
This is one of the first papers Burning Issues came across and
it shows how death rates in Santa Clara County parallel those
of the infamous London fogs.
- "Woodsmoke Emissions:
Effects on Host Pulmonary Immune Defense" , Judith T
Zelikoff, New York University Medical Center, 1995
This study of rats indicates that 1 hour of exposure to wood
smoke reduces the immune system response 25%.
- Pet Dogs and Indoor
Cancer RiskI- Home use of kerosene heaters and/or wood stoves,
storage of solvents/pesticides in house, and use of flea sprays
were all associated with significantly greater risk of nasal
cancer in the dogs.- John Bukowski Journal of Toxicology and
Environmental Health 1998 Part A; 54:579-591.
Point Arena CA 95468
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