In reference to the Deseret News article, "Physicians group targets fireplaces," (Oct. 2) I think that the group's spokesman, Brian Moench insisting that all fireplaces and wood burning stoves should be eliminated is environmentally extreme. Comparing a fireplace burning wood being worse on one's health than a room full of secondhand cigarette smoke is ridiculous. Smoke from burning wood goes up the chimney whereas tobacco smoke goes into the lungs. Wood burning causing air pollution is miniscule compared to other pollutants.
I agree that on red air days, wood burning should not be allowed except in emergencies. But on green air days, it should be permitted. We cannot totally shut ourselves off from the good things of life.
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