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Smoke is harmful

Postby Wilberforce » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:27 pm

Smoke is harmful

Cancer and lung disease are getting to be an epidemic now in our North Coast area.

A month ago we all received a newsletter from our San Simeon Community Service District informing us that we have the right to burn our old fireplaces, “out-dated old Code of 1993” and burn as much wood as we wanted to.

Now some of the SSCSD members, along with a hotel manager, and many of the part-time people who own property in our community, do not live here year-round. Therefore, they would not be concerned with our bad air pollution as a health issue. They do not have to breathe dirty air from wood smoke, night after night, and all day long.

Our flyers and notices that the SSCSD so complained about in the newsletter do not spread dangerous toxins throughout their homes. The flyers were to inform the residents of the danger of exposure to wood smoke.

They would not want us to drink dirty water. So why would they want to force the residents of the community to breathe bad air pollution all the time?

We spend a great deal of money on our Waste Water Treatment Plant with salary increases and maintenance and now we have the SSCSD telling us we should live with dirty air or leave the area.

Wood smoke, like cigarette smoke, is a large contributor to all forms of cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems. My oncologist tells me all the time that we must stop the cause of these deadly diseases. There is new research connecting wood smoke to Alzheimer’s and dementia.

People as young as 50 years old are now being diagnosed with this terrible disease.

People are being told that they have the right to burn wood all the time, but we do not have the right to do harm that causes anyone to suffer the pain that those “rights” cause to others.

We have our beautiful freedom. Thank you, America. We must never, never abuse it, or use it wrongfully, or we will lose it. Stop the wood smoke. There is nothing good about it.

Anne Hiegert

San Simeon

source ... oct-4.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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