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Take action with diplomacy

Postby Wilberforce » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:39 pm

Take action with diplomacy

In the past two weeks, I have sucessfully persuaded two more neighbors on my block to stop
using their firepits. They were both agreeable and courteous about the matter. Both said that
they were unaware that the smoke was bothering anyone.

Each one of these people were only once-per-summer burners, and were not the dedicated,
addicted pyro-mentality types (can't live without the weekly campfire) Hence, they are sensible,
rational thinkers.

Usually, if you are calm, diplomatic, and armed with the facts about the health dangers of
secondhand smoke, a (good) neighbor will comply with your wishes. I even apologise for ruining
their evening, having asked them to not build campfires (on their 35-foot-wide city lot)

Be diplomatic at all costs. This is a difficult thing to do of course, since you are upset with them,
but it must be this way. Arguing and fighting about it usually will not get you very far.
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Smoke in schools, what to do?

Postby Ernest Grolimund » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:09 pm

Ideas please?
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Postby Wilberforce » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:12 pm

It is a certainty that the school has a no-smoking policy (tobacco)
They may think of a comparison between tobacco second hand
smoke and wood smoke as silly, but point out that wood smoke
is actually much worse, from a health perspective.

Also, try to find out if other kids in the area have asthma, and
how they deal with the pollution. Perhaps run an ad in the local
newspapers? Or the school or church papers?
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Working on solution to school smoke.

Postby Ernest Grolimund » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:11 pm

Good ideas.
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What is safe air?

Postby pm2.5mary » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:00 pm

Hi Ernie,

FYI: There are health effects below 30mpm/c. Haber's Rule etc.
Mary
"Particulate pollution is the most important contaminant in our air. ...we know that when particle levels go up, people die. " (Joel Schwartz, Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health, E Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2002)
Find more at http://burningissues.org
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Smoke into school

Postby Ernest Grolimund » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:38 pm

Doctor said schools will always fight taking students. Money.
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Mary EPA does not recog. all science

Postby Ernest Grolimund » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:46 pm

Mary: Believe your right . Am Lung says so. Dr. Brown says that 18 mcg causes asthmatics to start to have problems. But the EPA does not recognize all science. States only recognize what EPA recognizes. So we have to keep attacking the EPA. Only the ALA and EDF do this.
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