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Postby Wilberforce » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:09 pm

Burning hell
June 22, 2012

George Papadopoulos (Letters, June 20) likens the behaviour of polluting wood-burning Canberrans to that of old London residents tossing their excrement on the heads of unsuspecting passers-by.

A partially valid analogy given that before London installed sewers, people had little choice but to toss and pollute.
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Today's Canberrans, instead, have plenty of alternatives to choking and making life miserable for others with this unavoidable, breathable excrement.

Those claiming otherwise are either plainly ignorant or, worse, willingly neglectful and insensitive - bordering on the unfriendly - towards their suffering neighbours.

Something to reflect on next time you think of lighting that cosy but smoky fire.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/nationa ... 20r87.html
• 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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