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Published: Friday, June 20 2014 8:40 p.m. MDT

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buck murdoch
minneapolis, MN

Another door needs to be opened for people with respiratory and other disabilities: the barrier of wood smoke in public streets, parks and sidewalks. Wood smoke contains a host of the same toxic chemicals that are also in tobacco smoke, such as lead, mercury, formaldehyde, arsenic, PAHs and dioxins. To those with breathing and cardiac disabilities, wood smoke presents a true physical barrier that prevents many people from participating in public activities where wood is burned. Wood burning has become rampant, corresponding with the soaring asthma rates and other disabilities. Surely this is discriminatory under the ADA guidelines! We must urge our city officials to remove wood smoke as a physical barrier in public spaces because it's the law, and because public spaces are for all people--not just those who like wood smoke..

Syracuse/Davis, UT

A good law. I'm grateful for the work that she did. All of us may be recipients of the benefits some day (if we live long enough.)

bountiful, UT

what is ludicrous, is medicare will pay for hospitalization. but home health care has numerous restrictions and limitations. despite the lower cost.

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