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How Can We Reduce Wood Smoke and Improve Air Quality?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:31 pm
by Wilberforce
How Can We Reduce Wood Smoke and Improve Air Quality?
Posted Date: 4/24/2015

We all know the quality of the air we breathe is important. According to the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), concentrations of fine particulates can increase in the winter, making our air unhealthy.

Last November, the Hillsboro City Council passed a resolution encouraging citizens to voluntarily reduce the amount of smoke they produce, much of which comes from wood and debris burning. You may have learned about this when you discovered an informational piece hanging on your door, or read the insert about air quality in the January/February edition of the City Views newsletter.

Our community is still working hard to address this serious public health issue and we would like to know your ideas about how to reduce air pollution from wood smoke. To make it easy for you to share your perspective, we have developed a short online survey at

When you take the short survey, you can sign up to receive updates about wood smoke as we work toward solutions to ensure our air is clean year-round. Your input is important, and we hope you will take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us at

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