Video: “Think before you burn” – A public service announcement from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEQV89jN2Qs “Wood smoke poses a real danger to the health of residents, neighborhoods, and communities. The children featured in this PSA ask people to think before they burn.” Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, pscleanair.org
The tainted air scandal of hearth industry-health agency partnerships must end…To protect public health and to promote health equity, neighbourhoods and commmunities need clean air…
Clearly, organizations like the Alberta Lung Association must start doing a much better job of informing the public, including decision-makers, about the harmful impacts of particulate matter and outdoor air pollution, which are both Group 1 carcinogens.
Lung Associations need to protect clean air for all, not the wood-burning industry. It’s time for change, because breathing clean air is a human right. Video (Music InShot free music: Moscow Rain [by FUGUE]; Musician: Marco Lazovic:
All Lung Association chapters must end their harmful silence about wood-burning pollution. They must inform the public that there is no safe level of exposure to smoke. They must help both the general public and decision-makers to understand the vital importance of health-protecting wood-burning bans.
It’s time to care about the air we share. Healthy communities ensure equal access for all to air that is safe, healthy, and smoke-free. The air belongs to everyone, and everyone deserves to breathe clean air. Breathing clean air is an essential human right.
According to the most recent report made to Charity Intelligence Canada, full-time employees of the Canadian Lung Association receive an average compensation of $98,711 annually.
Regarding the growing and very serious problem of wood-burning pollution: with its over $1.7 million a year in donations, and its amassed reserve funds of $2.1 million, how can the Canadian Lung Association do better?
How could those high salaries instead be directed toward efforts to actually protect lung health, reduce lung disease, and prolong lives, by helping to end residential wood-burning pollution (which is the single largest source of particle pollution in Canada, and which affects people right in the homes and neighbourhoods where they live, work, study, sleep and breathe?)