2011 Aug. 5: Canada, Alberta, Calgary: Burning issue
3, and “Which one takes precedence – clean air or firepit fun? … seasoned wood emits greenhouse gases and fine particulatematter that can enter nearby …
Re: “Hope for rain,” Letter, Aug. 3, and “Which one takes precedence – clean air or firepit fun?” Letter, Aug. 2.
Even the burning of dry, seasoned wood emits greenhouse gases and fine particulate matter that can enter nearby homes through closed windows and doors. All wood smoke negatively affects health, air quality and quality of life in neighbourhoods
Residents of woodsmoke affected areas often find complaining to their local authorities doesn’t help. Too often, neither does asking neighbours to please stop burning. It can also be hard to tell where smoke is coming from, especially at night, and sometimes, smoke can be drifting from multiple properties at once.