Education: Burning Issues Slide Show

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This is a full color slide show developed to introduce a general audience to the problems associated with particulate pollution. It has proven to be suitable for a wide range of audiences. It is not a polemic, all assertions are backed up by technical reports or scientific papers in our library. (See the bibliography).

Title Slide


While there are many sources of PM10 in addition to residential wood burning (RWB) including diesel exhaust and fugitive road dust, the primary focus is on RWB.

Particulate pollution is not an isolated problem. Forest preservation and health care costs are involved as well as political orientation of government officials and regulatory bodies.

Brief Agenda.

Definition of the particulate matter found dangerous. Basically it is particles about the size of red blood cells or smaller and which are too small to be seen or smelled. For instance, see wood smoke particle surgically removed from women's lung.


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