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Impossible to avoid smoke

Postby Wilberforce » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:16 pm

Impossible to avoid smoke

Cowichan Valley posted Mar 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Regarding the harmful effects of irresponsible wood burning, I would like to share something I heard on CBC Radio about a week ago.

An expert in air-born pollutants pointed out that it is impossible to keep the fine particulate matter from wood smoke from getting into your home and causing problems with breathing.

So, to those who would respond to Ms. Blin and P. Vogan that they should avoid the smog of wood burning by just staying in their house, I would say, that's impossible!

E. Lentz
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• 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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