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Why Is Wood Smoke A Problem?

Why is wood smoke a problem?

According to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District of San Francisco:

[blockquote size=”full” align=”right” byline=”Bay Area Air Quality Management District”]Wood smoke contains fine particulate matter air pollution, as well as a range of organic gases, including toxics such as dioxin.

These microscopic pollutants can easily bypass the body’s natural defenses and penetrate deeply into the lungs. Prolonged exposure to the fine particulates in wood smoke has been linked to a series of public health concerns, including aggravated asthma, development of bronchitis, irregular heartbeats and nonfatal heart attacks, and even increased mortality rates.[/blockquote]

 

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