Smoke-filled summers mean Duane Christensen’s family can no longer live together in the Rogue Valley. His 22-year-old daughter, who has the lung disease cystic fibrosis, had to move away. “It’s been devastating for us as a family. We wish our daughter could live with us,” Chr...
We stop field burning so we can switch to forest fire smoke. Lots of mercury and other heavy metals released by forest fires.
I still feel slightly congested, the cough hasn’t completely gone away. I feel bad for people in California, there were more toxins in the smoke they were breathing. I could happen here.
The urushiol oil contained in the poison oak, which burns along with the forest, and becomes vaporized, and people breathe it in not by choice.. Years later, this can cause lung cancer, and all other sorts of problems. I would hope that in the coming years, practical forest management can happen.
All good in Noti. Next door to Seneca Lumber so that may have something to do with it.