Complaint over log-burning health claims
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 2:57p.m.
A complaint's been laid about Christchurch Council's claims that people are dying because of smoke from home fires.
John Hoare from the Association for Independent Research says Environment Canterbury's Air Plan states that 40 to 70 people a year die from the affects of air pollution.
But the council's advertisement quotes a higher figure from the DHB of 158 deaths annually.
Mr Hoare has complained to the Advertising Standards Authority.
“[It’s] another one of these minor environmental effects that, yes, it may have a small effect on health, but people are still dying basically from the things they normally die of.”
Dr Hoare says there needs to be a proper review of the science behind national environmental standards.
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23/05/2013 1:02:03 p.m.
Inbred energy policy into education and research = health-scare public relations strategies, regulations against self sufficiency and an increase of electricity and commercial fuel demands. Professor James E Enstrom of California also did a thorough epidemiology review of Particular Matter health effects. He was fired for being critical of the accepted consensus. Chesapeake and Chevron have sponsored research and lobby groups for their commercial motives. May the great unwinding continue, with more brave whistle blowers standing up to what is ethical so we can improve technology and abolish vested interest regulations. Free good, honest competition, on good and honest quality & price. If government can't adequately regulate the market, neither can the corporate monopoly, or their public relations lobby groups, roundables do so. Fair competition and review for all! Without the false/ misleading claims!
2/07/2012 5:18:35 p.m.
how many people actually die of cold houses? i would rather have a warm house and pollution than have no pollution and a freezing house
2/07/2012 4:59:56 p.m.
Home fire is a selfish behavior for the neighbors and community, even in Auckland area it is more serious than before due to the expensive residential electricty/gas fee.
The more effective punishment and updated law is a key to get rid off those uncivilized homefire behavior.
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