cisserosmiley's Blog

Mar. 3, 2011 at 4:04pm

tacoma less cancerous than seattle, but has wood stove problem

epa, puget sound clean air, and UW say so

proof we are less cancerous, but wood stoves are bads

comments [10]  |  posted under clean air, epa, tacoma

Comments

by cisserosmiley on 3/3/2011 @ 4:18pm
i knew it! yay tacoma!

by Jesse on 3/3/2011 @ 4:26pm
What do the colors mean?

by fredo on 3/3/2011 @ 4:27pm
cissero, better leave the 3-D stuff to RR. just sayin'

by cisserosmiley on 3/3/2011 @ 4:27pm
yellow is diesel

by cisserosmiley on 3/3/2011 @ 4:28pm
fredo, this is straight out of the epa report, its linked intacoma 1's blog

by Jesse on 3/3/2011 @ 4:29pm
So... different carcinogens? Do you have a key to cut and paste here?

by tacoma1 on 3/3/2011 @ 4:58pm
Blue is for wood smoke, which we are by far the highest. Wood smoke is also a carcinogen. Just sayin. Glad we are low in most areas. Wood smoke in Tacoma is specifically caused by Tacomans, so theoretically, it is also something that Tacomans can fix. IMHO.

The chart is on page 8.

www.pscleanair.org/news/library/reports/...

We are by far the highest in wood smoke pollutant which has the second highest potential to cause cancer. Not to sure thats worth crowing about.

"This study identified 8 individual pollutants and pollutant mixtures with the highest contribution to
potential cancer risk, which are, in order, diesel particulate matter*, wood smoke particulate"
matter*, carbon tetrachloride, benzene, 1,3-butadiene, formaldehyde, naphthalene,
acetaldehyde, chloroform, and tetrachloroethene.

by Mofo from the Hood on 3/3/2011 @ 5:15pm
Not so fast. If you recall the history of England, once the age of wood burning passed, the age of coal burning generated much more dangerous pollution.

Here in Tacoma I don't want to even speculate on the consequences of the age of coal burning yet to come.

by NineInchNachos on 3/3/2011 @ 5:21pm
what color is for cigarettes?

by tacoma1 on 3/3/2011 @ 5:22pm
what kind of cigarettes?