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Winter's 14th Spare the Air alert issued

Original post made on Jan 12, 2012

No logs will be burning in the Bay Area Thursday as another Spare the Air Day has been announced by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the 14th for this winter season.

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Posted by No wood burning!
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jan 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

Why do they allow wood burning at all? I don't understand that.

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Posted by mom
a resident of Professorville
on Jan 12, 2012 at 11:50 am

Mayfield restaurant produces a lot of smoke,
maybe it's woodchips?

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Posted by Lawrence Naiman
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jan 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

As a retired physician and a person with asthma I endorse the recommendation (Fairmeadow) to ban wood-burning ALL the time.

It's no fun having to struggle to breathe these days, and to be confined indoors. What may have been comforting in the past when there were no alternatives, and a source of cozy memories for many, is now a threat to the health of 5-10% of children and adults in our communities. Now that there are safer alternatives concern for the public health demands that we ban use of all existing wood-burning fireplaces.

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Posted by burning
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jan 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

During the winter, there is so much burning in southern Palo Alto that the neighborhood smells like it is on fire on sunny days. Is the rest of the city any better?

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