Where there’s smoke

Letter by Cathy Baiton, printed in the Calgary Herald (calgaryherald.com) Letters – March 13, 2015

Re: “Fire in the hole,” Swerve, March 9 – http://bit.ly/1KvuTCg

How disappointing to see a smoke-producing device like this highly polluting, backyard bread and pizza oven being romanticized.

Smoke from any source is toxic, and wood burning of any kind should no longer be permitted in any neighbourhood setting, where homes are close together and where everyone shares the air.  Hopefully, the Herald will follow up soon with an article about the adverse health and environmental impacts of residential wood burning pollution.

By StacyC (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Air pollution and health impacts. – Image by StacyC (Own work). March 2015. [Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons