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 So tired today. Asthma.  We had a bout of fog a week or two ago and that trapped all the polution and set off a bad attack and I'm still not fully over it.

Seems to be a lethal combination of diesel fumes and wood-burning stoves that's causing the UK to breach clean air legislation with appalling frequency.

Funny thing really - I used to think wood-burning stoves were a great idea.  That was before  I discovered how lethal the fumes are from the best-designed stoves, let alone the worst ones.  Wood fires are nasty things and bonfires that have random stuff tipped on them are worst of all.

I was out walking a couple of days ago and was reacting to a bonfire long before I actually saw it.

Let wood rot down in your garden if you can. Be nice to beetles. Only burn it if you've no other option.  Your lungs will thank you.

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vjezkova
Feb. 14th, 2017 09:23 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear asthma is tormenting you. Hopefully you will get better weather and it will get better too. Cold and wet days are not good for me either but my Ventolin helps immediately.
watervole
Feb. 15th, 2017 10:45 am (UTC)
VEntolin helps, but if I use too much it really makes my throat and voice worse.
camies
Feb. 17th, 2017 04:37 pm (UTC)
Leaving aside the proportion of fatalities due to smoke inhalation in house fires. Makes me feel much better about never attempting
to get a fire going in the (not really practical) fireplace in my house.
camies
Feb. 17th, 2017 04:38 pm (UTC)
I do also leave a lot of piles of wood, brush etc, in the garden for the wildlife (that and it's difficult to get bags of it to the tip when you have no car)
watervole
Feb. 17th, 2017 05:00 pm (UTC)
Definitely good for wildlife. Hiding places from predators (cats) and shade in summer.
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