A short rant on air pollution

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A short rant on air pollution

Postby Wilberforce » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:58 pm

A short rant on air pollution

Cowichan Valley posted Dec 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Many tacks have been used to inform North Cowichan council of the dangers of our local air pollution. As we know nothing has been working.

Have you thought of shaming the council by “airing” this topic publicly? Using not only CHEK News but the mainland Global news, not just once but a continuing report.

The council should be smart enough to realize the Vancoverites won’t want to retire and spend their money here with this pollution.

I took the dogs outside at 11 last night, expecting a lungful of fresh air, and nearly gagged on what smelled like fireworks. Crofton!

We are in Maple Bay. How can that pollution be that dense, over that distance?

Sometimes we come in, with clothes and hair smelling like bacon, from wood smoke.

We also have a wood burning fireplace — not used. We have a wonderful heat-pump.

Wood home heating is archaic and needs to stop. Council could use a carbon tax on these homes — they are missing out on a tax grab!

Thank you for listening to my short rant.

G. Wallace
Maple Bay

http://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/op ... 84366.html
• 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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