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Burning restrictions should be front-page news

Postby Wilberforce » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:18 am

Letter: Burning restrictions should be front-page news
First Published 3 hours ago • Updated 3 hours ago

I just logged onto The Tribune website. Despite today's Air Quality Index hovering between high yellow and orange, there is absolutely no mention of this issue on the front of your website.

In fact, as far as I can tell, one has to dig into the weather section to find any mention of the fact we are in restrictions for wood burning.

This should be front page news to encourage people to be more thoughtful about their behavior before the air gets worse. Isn't this a public health issue worth front page news?

Anne Kirchhoff
Salt Lake City
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3359299-1 ... front-page
• 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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