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Get up to $2,000 to replace your old wood burning fireplace

Postby Wilberforce » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:43 pm

Get up to $2,000 to replace your old wood burning fireplace
Posted: 10:39 am, January 31, 2018 by Access Publishing

–Calling all Paso Robles residents! The SLO County Air Pollution Control District has funding available to help Paso residents clean up their wood burning fireplaces and stoves.

Fine particles from wood smoke can cause breathing problems for many residents, especially those with pre-existing conditions such as asthma or other lung and heart diseases, while long-term exposure has been linked to reduced lung function and growth in children, as well as lung cancer.

Help protect our blue skies and the health of yourself, your family and your neighbors by replacing that old wood burning device with a cleaner-burning natural gas or propane device and receive up to $2,000!

$1,000 to replace a wood or pellet burning stove or insert; or,
$2,000 to replace a conventional open-hearth fireplace, whether masonry, prefabricated, or zero-clearance.

Funding is limited and will be awarded first-come, first-served. Work may not begin on your project before receiving a voucher from the SLO County Air Pollution Control District.

Want more information on this or other grant funding opportunities offered by the SLO County APCD? Visit their website at SLOCleanAir.org. or call (805) 781-5912. They are also on Twitter (@SLOCleanAir), Facebook (@SLOCountyAPCD) or Instagram (@SLOCleanAir).

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https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/get-200 ... ace/78942/
• 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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