Phthalates Vs.Woodsmoke?

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Phthalates Vs.Woodsmoke?

Postby Wilberforce » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:45 pm

Phthalates Vs.Woodsmoke?

Published on January 26th, 2011

Dear Editor,

Today our Canadian government announced that by June this year, all children will be protected from the grave harm of Phthalates in children’s toys and products. Sadly though Canadian children are still being neglected and not protected from the immediate and grave harm of the particulate pollution (PM2.5) found in Woodsmoke. There is no safe amount of Woodsmoke to breathe.

Woodsmoke, when inhaled, goes deeply into the lungs causing irreparable damage. Young children are most at risk from breathing fine particulate matter, A.K.A. Woodsmoke. Woodsmoke is composed of airborne, deadly, and toxic chemicals.

Health Canada States: “Breathing wood smoke is not healthy for anyone. However, the health risks are greater for people with existing heart and lung problems. Children are also at greater risk because their respiratory systems are still developing, and because they inhale more air due to their higher rates of activity. Wood smoke is a significant contributor to outdoor air pollution, studies have linked wood smoke to severe health risks, including increased hospital admissions and even premature death.”

Residential Woodsmoke severely threatens the health of our children in Canada. Exposure to cancer causing chemicals, many of the same that are found in tobacco smoke, cause illness, suffering and death to millions in our Nation.

Doctors and scientists world-wide concur that Woodsmoke has been linked with Asthma, Cancer, SIDS, COPD, Cardiovascular, Cardiopulmonary and other diseases. Children’s asthma rates and cancer continue to soar. Children are being placed in harms way because of municipal leaders, elected officials and governments that still condone, support and enable Woodburning in Canada.

Without a ban on all Woodburning in Canadian communities, children will continue to become ill, suffer and die from Woodsmoke related diseases.

See: Clean Air Revival

Why would Canadian children be protected from the cancer causing chemicals found in Phthalates and still not be protected from the cancer causing chemicals found in residential Woodsmoke in their neighbourhoods? Why does our government protect the children from tobacco smoke in cars, public venues, parks and playgrounds and yet allow them to continue being subjected to breathing the deadly toxins found in Woodsmoke? Woodsmoke is even worse for their health than tobacco smoke.

Children in Canada are exposed to breathing endless hours of toxic Woodsmoke. Let’s ban Woodsmoke now so our children will not only be protected from Phthalates, but also from the more deadly, toxic Woodsmoke too.

Linda Baker Beaudin

source ... oodsmoke/1

Do cigarettes or forest fires produce more smoke?

Being around wood smoke is 40 times more dangerous then smoking a cigarette.
An I would say that forest fires do produce more smoke that cigarettes.
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source ... more-smoke
• 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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