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Do a little, save a lot!

Did you know that the average adult breathes about 20,000 times each day and that both children and the elderly face a greater risk of being affected by air pollution, as do people with heart, respiratory or other ailments. Our daily use of electricity and fuel contributes to air pollution. That means the choices we make every day can directly affect air quality and our health.

Clean Air Tip of the Week

For the week of July 20, 2014:
It's summer, and time to roast marshmallows around the campfire! Burning anything, even wood creates air pollution. To minimize these emissions, ensure only clean, dry, untreated and unpainted wood is burned. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Residential Wood Combustion Survey Report [exit DNR] the amount of residential wood burning is on the rise, in part, due to more households burning recreationally in backyard fire pits. For more information on burning in Wisconsin, visit DNR.WI.gov keyword: open burning.

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Last revised: Monday July 21 2014