A new blog was brought to our attention yesterday. North Pole Clean Air has published dozens of posts since April 2011. Many of the posts are medical studies documenting harms of PM 2.5 exposure. North Pole Clean Air’s tagline is: Particulate, Wood Smoke, and Coal Smoke Pollution in Interior Alaska. We’ve added a link on our website under “Blogs About Our Air” so you can easily get a breath of fresh ideas from North Pole Clean Air.
Several posts caught our attention:
The Community of Moose Creek Should Be Included in the Fairbanks North Star Borough PM2.5 Non-Attainment Area
American Lung Association : Short Term Exposure to Particulate Pollution Can Kill
American Heart Association: No Safe Level of PM2.5
Particulate Pollution and Arrhythmia
The last one bothers us quite a bit, as we have a friend from North Pole who gets irregular heartbeats when exposed to high levels of smoke in his home. He can only lie in bed all day, listening to his heart’s skipping rhythms, wondering which will stop first: the smoke or the beating of his heart.
Thank you, North Pole Clean Air, for enriching the flow of information through your efforts.