Friday is not a Spare the Air day, but don't burn anyway

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Friday is not a Spare the Air day, but don't burn anyway

Postby Wilberforce » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:44 pm

Officials: Friday is not a Spare the Air day, but don't burn anyway
http://www.marinij.com/sanrafael/ci_19729701

Look, Just Don't Burn Anything Today, OK?
Today, Thursday January 12th is the fourteenth Spare the Air day of the Winter Season. By now, you've gotten the gist of what that means: the air is cold and lung-clogging, phlegm-inducing particulates are closer to the ground where they will surely give you cancer or maybe just make you sneeze or something. Anyway we don't need any more particulates (or phlegm for that matter), so let's just all remember not to burning anything today.

And there's a good chance wood burning will still be banned tomorrow, so maybe just go outside and enjoy this weather while we've got it. No reason to give the Prius-driving Air Quality Cops a reason to come plug up your chimney.
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http://sfist.com/2012/01/12/look_just_d ... _today.php
• 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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