Submitted by lgray1919 on 2 December 2011 - 2:01pm
I am fairly new to the Community and would like to know if anyone
know of any public policies that were created to address the asthma
issue as an environmental health hazard? Any help will be greatly
9 December 2011 - 3:44pm
One of the first things that
One of the first things that came to my mind were the laws about open burning. Most municipalities have laws forbidding or restricting the burning of wood, garbage, leaves, etc. Some small open fires might be allowed in a chimnea or small fire pit. Our county allows 2 18" pieces of wood.
Sometimes the laws are on the books in relation to fire safety. In other cases open burning is recognized as an asthma trigger. This becomes an issue in the summer when people have their windows open and their neighbors just want to sit around a bonfire/campfire to enjoy a summer evening.
Neighbors who call the police to report open burning are often labeled as being crabby or worse. Most of the who enjoy backyard bonfires do not realize how irratating the smoke can be for people with asthma.