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