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Viewpoint - July 30, 2021

Let's protect Menlo Park's kids from the pollution inside our homes

by Dr. Erika Drazan, M.D.

With wildfire season upon us, the threat of air pollution in our community becomes more pressing. The hazardous smoke that we breathe in each wildfire season is a threat to our health and the health of our children — past fires have been linked to upticks in asthma attacks, heart attacks and strokes. Just last year, at the height of the fire season, Menlo Park and the Bay Area experienced such hazardous air quality that it was measured as the worst air quality in the world at the time.

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Posted by MAJAMES1111
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Aug 3, 2021 at 6:06 am

MAJAMES1111 is a registered user.

Thank you, Dr. Drazen - many people are unaware of the hazards of natural gas in the home and the impact it can have on our health and our children's health.

Posted by Josh Becker
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 3, 2021 at 9:55 am

Josh Becker is a registered user.

Thank you Erika! It’s enlightening to hear about both the climate benefits AND health benefits of moving to electric appliances and products like heat pumps.