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Marin Science Seminar--Sitting by a Cozy Fire

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Marin Science Seminar for Teens & Community presents FRESH AIR FEBRUARY

"Sitting by a Cozy Fire – Wood burning, Air Quality & Your Health" with Eric Stevenson of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Although wood smoke conjures up fond memories of sitting by a cozy fire, wood smoke can be dangerous to our health, much like cigarette smoke. Wood smoke contains carcinogens among other harmful chemicals. Tiny particles called fine particulate matter can get deep into our lungs and bloodstream. This talk will describe the various ways the Air District applies math and science to measure wood smoke pollution in our air and how residents can help reduce their risk.