Portable air cleaners and landscape fire smoke

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Portable air cleaners and landscape fire smoke

Postby Wilberforce » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:23 pm

http://ehjournal.biomedcentral.com/arti ... 016-0198-9
Portable air cleaners should be at the forefront of the public health response
to landscape fire smoke

Prabjit K. BarnEmail author, Catherine T. Elliott, Ryan W. Allen, Tom Kosatsky, Karen Rideout and Sarah B. Henderson

Environmental Health201615:116
DOI: 10.1186/s12940-016-0198-9

Landscape fires can expose communities to high concentrations of PM2.5 and other pollutants. Many well-conducted studies show that PACs can lower indoor PM2.5 exposures and benefit respiratory and cardiovascular health. Public health officials should promote PAC use as a fundamental part of their response to smoke from landscape fires.
• 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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