Controlled Burn Health Hazards?

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Doesn't anyone know what's being burned on Mondays and Tuesdays in the Montecito mountains and also in Carpinteria? I've been seeing these smoke columns recently and wonder if there's health hazard with the controlled burns?

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Trudi Mar 29, 2018 05:30 PM
Controlled Burn Health Hazards?

If you think a controlled burn has health hazards wait until a real fire hits. I am still coughing a bit from the Thomas fire.

bbaker Mar 29, 2018 10:16 AM
Controlled Burn Health Hazards?

It's a bigger health hazard if we can't control the fires and the whole city burns up.

a-1571600451 Mar 28, 2018 08:08 PM
Controlled Burn Health Hazards?

A few weeks ago, local farmers started some burns. One farmer was burning something that was way more than 'wood'. It smelled highly toxic. The smoke permeated the air in the Lompoc Valley but there was some substance in there that burned with a very metallic smell. I am ok with farmers having 'burn days' as specified by APCD or whomever and for approved cuttings, etc.. However, who examines what is being burned? No way this would have been a 'legal' burn.

Roger Mar 28, 2018 07:43 PM
Controlled Burn Health Hazards?

I'm from NW Indiana between Gary and Chicago it has some of the worse air pollution in the world if not the worse...Rotton eggs and sulfer is how the air smelled alot of the time I have asthma too..Anyway I understand how some folks feel they just want to stay healthy as long as they can don't make em sissys it's their body they just want to take care of it. Why troll them with names?

Flicka Mar 28, 2018 06:28 PM
Controlled Burn Health Hazards?

The weekly "burn days" up into the 1960s were incinerator burns when people burned their trash. There was a pall of smoke over town so burning was canceled (became illegal).

CoastWatch Mar 28, 2018 03:31 PM
Controlled Burn Health Hazards?

Geeez, what SNOWFLAKES we have become as a society...! Santa Barbara , back in the 1950's and before, would have WEEKLY burn days in the front country where residents were told not to hang laundry out to dry... Our front and backcountry NEEDS to be burned out to prevent these massive conflagrations when there is a fire. Get over yourselves people and put things into the big picture, not just YOUR micro-world....

oceandrew Mar 28, 2018 05:02 PM
Controlled Burn Health Hazards?

COASTWATCH: in principle I agree with you but why do you have to be such a rick about it? You know the definition of a snowflake? Someone who is easily triggered... and you seem to have fallen into that category here.

a-1571600451 Mar 28, 2018 04:37 PM
Controlled Burn Health Hazards?

Yes and since then, we are keeping ourselves artificially alive with lots of meds and such. Nothing to do with avoiding fires, which was the primary way people heated their homes and cooked forever.

a-1571600451 Mar 28, 2018 04:10 PM
Controlled Burn Health Hazards?

COASTWATCH - "snowflakes" is such a silly term. Why do people who are too afraid to leave the house without their guns, enjoy and relish in calling people "snowflakes" if they have any concern for the environment, civil rights, etc? Who are really the delicate and fragile folks?

Channelfog Mar 28, 2018 12:52 PM
Controlled Burn Health Hazards?

There are those (myself excluded) who maintain that any smoke is bad, including campfires and BBQ's. That being said, the West was designed to burn and this smoke pales when compared to the Thomas fire. If you are sensitive you may want to stay indoors as much as possible until the burns are complete.

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