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Woodsmoke's Burden of Impact

Postby Wilberforce » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:22 pm


Woodsmoke's Burden of Impact

Woodsmoke's Burden of Impact Woodsmoke's burden of impact directly affects every aspect of our life, from our health, to the environment, and the air we breathe in our urban residential neighbourhoods.

In Canada, millions have their health gravely harmed by Wood burning devices in our cities, towns and villages. Wood burning stoves, pellet stoves, OWBs, Wood burning fireplaces and all outdoor Wood burning devices and appliances contribute to the toxic emissions that are released into our homes and our lungs.

Our Health Care system is burdened by the staggering impact of Wood smoke present in our Nation. COPD, Asthma, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Cardiopulmonary, Stroke, SIDs and other diseases are associated with Woodsmoke.

Fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) when inhaled goes deeply into our lungs causing irreparable damage. Woodsmoke negatively affects everyone, even the healthy. The young, fragile elderly, those with pre-existing lung and heart disease and those with compromised immune systems are most vulnerable.

Woodsmoke's burden of impact is evident when we are faced with life and death issues regarding our ability to breathe air that is saturated with deadly cancer causing chemicals found in Woodsmoke. Young families and expectant mothers are exposed to dangerous levels of mercury, lead, dioxins, benzo(a)pyrene, and other toxic chemicals. Many of the same chemicals are found in Tobacco.

The burden of impact is felt by those who are forced to breathe deadly air caused by Wood burning. Windows cannot be opened for fresh air. Many times, access to a back yard, our home, and even city streets/sidewalks, can be saturated with drifting plumes of acrid Woodsmoke making use impossible for those suffering from respiratory disease.

Even the unborn child is adversely affected by Woodsmoke's burden of impact as the mother inhales the deadly toxins found in particulate matter (PM 2.5) from Woodsmoke emissions.

No one is exempt from this destructive force. Our mortality depends on the quality of air that sustains us. If our air is being poisoned, then our health is also being poisoned.

Stop Woodsmoke's burden of impact immediately by becoming wisely informed about Wood burning and Woodsmoke's toxic chemicals.

Take action today to demand that the air you breathe in your community become Woodsmoke-free. Demand that by-laws be adopted to ban all outdoor open air burning. Demand that regulations be implemented to phase out the use of all Wood burning stoves, Wood burning fireplaces, pellet stoves and OWBs. Demand that new home codes exclude the use of all Wood burning appliances.

Unless you take pro-active action to speak out and demand that Wood burning be banned in your community, you will continue to become ill, suffer and die from Woodsmoke's burden of impact on your life!!

See: Breathe Healthy Air http://breathehealthyair.blogspot.com/ Clean Air Revival http://burningissues.org/ Canadian Clean Air Alliance http://canadiancleanairalliance.ca End Woodsmoke now
Posted By: Linda Baker Beaudin Air Is Precious, Cornwall, Ontario K6J 4P8
Posted On: January 16, 2012

http://www.lfpress.com/comment/letters/ ... &s=letters
• 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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