Make sure your neighborhood is safe

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Make sure your neighborhood is safe

Postby Wilberforce » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:39 pm

Make sure your neighborhood is safe

Neighborhood safety is something we all want. Neighborhood safety is something we all strive to have.
No one wants to live in an unsafe neighborhood. I am not speaking of muggings and dope deals here.
I am speaking of the insidious backyard fire pit. These things not only create a secondhand smoke health
hazard and odor nuisance, backyard firepits are inherently unsafe. They are a potential fire hazard in the
neighborhood. There have been catastrophic house fires in Alberta, Canada, Southern California, and Denver
Colorado, all starting from fire pits. In Alberta, six houses burned to the ground, while in Denver, dozens of
homes burned. There have already been at least two house fires in my own subdivision, due to careless
burning (the source was tobacco) Do we need another house fire? A firepit can cause one!

Anyone using a fire pit, chimnea, or any outdoor wood burning is putting your own house in jeopardy
due to fire danger.

Look up your town's burning ordinance, and make sure it is enforced. If your town has no burning ordinance,
then rely on state law to protect your private property!

• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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