Pana's temporary ban on open leaf burning

Pana's temporary ban on open leaf burning

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MD Endris started this petition to Aldermen

Open burning or leaf burning poses many health risks to a community. Such risks  quoted by the CDC states,"Open burning produces smoke that contains air pollutants. Exposure to these pollutants can worsen existing heart and lung conditions and have other harmful effects, including premature death. People at higher risk of experiencing harmful health effects from smoke exposure include children, older adults, pregnant women, people with pre-existing heart and lung diseases, and people of low socioeconomic status. People with or recovering from COVID-19 may have diminished lung function and therefore might be at particularly high risk of respiratory health effects after exposure to smoke from open burning." (CDC.gov)

During these unprecedented times, Pana should consider implementing a temporary ban on open burning as a quick and effective way to reduce smoke exposure for people with COVID-19 and others with pre-existing conditions. Temporary open burning bans also reduce the risks of injury and uncontrolled fires.

Signing this petition means that you want to see Pana change it's burning management plans so that it includes a ban on open/leaf burning, require distribution of information on alternative methods for waste disposal, and overall provide better public safety measures for the entire community. Thank you for your support!

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