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Forbidding Wisconsin from Enforcing Clean Air Standards

Postby Wilberforce » Wed May 27, 2015 9:21 pm

Conservation NOW: May 26, 2015

Oppose AB 25: Forbidding Wisconsin from Enforcing Clean Air Standards

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to oppose AB 25, which is before the Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry on Wednesday.

The Clean Air Act sets standards to protect the public from harmful pollution like fine particulates or soot, which can cause respiratory problems and even premature death. Pollution from residential or commercial wood stoves can lead to serious respiratory problems when breathed in high concentrations. In low concentrations, particle pollution in wood smoke can harm the health of children, the elderly, and those with existing respiratory diseases. AB 25 would prohibit the DNR from implementing or enforcing new federal public health standards for residential or commercial wood stoves.

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• 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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