Dioxin inhalation doses from wood combustion...

Research studies on wood smoke and other air pollution.

Dioxin inhalation doses from wood combustion...

Postby Wilberforce » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:49 am

Dioxin inhalation doses from wood combustion in indoor cookfires
Northcross et al
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 1011012416
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http://cleancookstoves.org/resources/312.html
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http://www.researchgate.net/publication ... _cookfires

Exposure to smoke from indoor cookstoves is a known and well-documented health hazard. Our estimated daily doses to particle phase dioxins and furans from inhalation of particles in wood smoke provide additional information on the chemical speciation of wood smoke exposures.
In addition, this study highlights a previously undocumented exposure to one of the world’s most toxic compounds.
• 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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