Saturday, April 29, 2017

Doctors and Scientists Against Wood Smoke Pollution

As the weather warms and the smoggy air of FIRE PIT SEASON descends on southwestern Ontario, anyone concerned with local air quality might wish to have a look at the website of the above organization.
At London's Community and Protective Services Committee meeting on April 25, most committee members made it clear that they were indifferent to
a) a mountain of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles documenting the dangers of wood smoke
b) the suffering of local residents forced to inhale toxins from recreational burning.
Backyard fire pits are illegal under the Ontario Fire Code.  Municipalities have to do an end run around the provincial legislation by granting "permission", by passing their own Open Air Burning Bylaws, (thus demonstrating their indifference to air quality, human health, and global warming).
All members of London Council need to hear from concerned citizens ASAP.

The above text appeared as a UR Opinion piece in the London Free Press on April 26, 2017

Doctors and Scientists Against Wood Smoke Pollution

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