We are so lucky to live where the winds from the sea sweep our air clean. Unfortunately, on some blocks the air is frighteningly contaminated even on these brisk clear days. Smoke from wood-burning fireplaces billows and settles.
This is the smoke that causes up to 30 percent of the air pollution in the Bay Area, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. This is the smoke that has particles that lodge in the lungs and stay there forever, contributing to lung disease, especially in children and the elderly.
To burn wood or pressed logs is to spew filth into the air for all to breathe. I know some people love the smell of wood smoke (I smell ignorance) but I love the smell of clean air, not smoke! Please give your family and neighbors clean air this holiday season.
Marmona Drive, Menlo Park