Comment 88096

By Woody (anonymous) | Posted April 22, 2013 at 15:23:28 in reply to Comment 88021

Sounds like he's talking about wood fires, not BBQ. Wood fire smoke is extremely bad for you - much worse than cigarette smoke, with hundreds of carcinogens and toxins like benzene. Tiny particles damage lungs and pass into the blood stream to damage the heart as well. Children living near houses that have wood fire places - not just inside those houses but in other nearby houses too - have higher rates of asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colds, sore throats and poor sleeping. Also there's no safe level of exposure, even low levels of wood smoke inhalation cause higher rates of heart and respiratory disease. Wood fires should totally be banned in built areas, there's no good reason for them and they cause lots of harm for people whether or not they choose to breathe wood smoke.

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