Stop hazard reduction burns when they create hazardous air pollution over populated areas
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Hazard reduction burns create toxic and hazardous air polution. When these are conducted with disregard to wind direction, it creates toxic air to dangerous levels for over 5 million people. Not only does this create an immediate and potentially life threatening environment for children and adults with respiratory problems such as asthma, but it impacts the health of all others as the smoke contains carcinogens known to cause cancer. While there is a need for hazard reduction burning, this needs to be planned with careful consideration of wind direction to ensure it does not impact the health of the majority of people. At the moment, this is not the case. This uncontrolled burning needs to stop.
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