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A requst for MythBusters

Postby Wilberforce » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:59 pm

A requst for MythBusters
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many people who have fire pits/chimineas, fireplaces, make camp fires and don't think the smoke is: particularly harmful to breathe or polluting the air for others ... simply because people have been burning wood for thousands of years. i would like to see a show focusing on the particulate matter that wood smoke produces, how long (time/distance)the PM stays airborne, how small of a crack it can penetrate & how long it stays in one's body once inhaled. i know there is a ton of science already being done on this subject, but the general population is largely unaware, so who better than the mythbusters to shed light on this ages old myth - who knows, maybe THEY could actually help to change the public perception in easy to understand terms... perhaps even just a general physics of smoke (different types) & the longevity/effects of the particles on what they encounter.
• 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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