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Letter: Editorial missed main point, solution

Postby Wilberforce » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:01 pm

Letter: Editorial missed main point, solution
Chico Enterprise-Record
Posted: 01/09/2012 12:21:10 AM PST

Thursday's editorial on Chico's burn ban made several valid points, but may have missed or at least didn't emphasize the main problem with burning wood in older stoves and fireplaces. Breathing wood smoke is a major, well-documented health issue. Chico has many inversion days where wood smoke hangs in the air and we all have to breathe it. Reducing pollution from vehicles is difficult, expensive and time consuming. Reducing pollution from burning wood is simple, relatively inexpensive and can be done very quickly.

Our government could mandate that only EPA-certified wood stoves can be used to burn wood with strict enforcement and heavy fines for violators. I firmly believe that a better solution to the problem is for people to accept responsibility and do the right thing on their own. We don't need more government regulations. We need more responsible people.

The editorial board may be right in that maybe the community isn't buying the new burn ban law, which could easily lead to more laws and stricter enforcement policies.

— Ray Rummell, Chico

source
http://www.orovillemr.com/opinion/ci_19703494
• 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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Re: Letter: Editorial missed main point, solution

Postby dupko » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:03 am

There is nothing in source. :evil:
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Re: Letter: Editorial missed main point, solution

Postby Wilberforce » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:35 pm

dupko wrote:There is nothing in source. :evil:


The article was quoted as found. 99 % of the time, online articles do not get dropped.

We have no control over other publications.

~admin
• 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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