- Three average big-rig diesel trucks; or
- The secondhand smoke from 800 cigarettes. Wood smoke contains many of the same toxic chemicals as secondhand cigarette smoke."
Friday, September 6, 2013
California beach fires and particulate emissions
Excerpts from the recent ruling about beach fires in California [full text available at link on right "SCAQMD..."]:
"The particulate emissions rate per minute from one beach bonfire is equal to that from:
"Smoke does disperse and is diluted as it travels downwind from a fire pit. An air quality model indicates that the concentration of PM2.5, the key harmful ingredient in wood smoke, decreases by about 98 percent at a distance of 700 feet from a fire pit, SCAQMD officials said."
Why do we allow backyard fire pits?