Wood smoke kills

I am writing in response to a recent letter regarding wood smoke

I am writing in response to a recent letter regarding wood smoke.

The writer indicates he has never heard of anyone dying from wood smoke. This may be true that he has never hear of it, but he is sadly mistaken.

This person needs to take a visit to his doctor and ask them if this is the case. I think he will find out people do die from wood smoke, people with COPD, IPF and other lung diseases that have been caused by wood smoke or are exacerbated by it do die or get lung transplants.

How am I aware of this information? I have met at least 20 people with COPD and IPF who have been waiting for, or received, lung transplants and some of them have had long-term exposure to wood smoke.

Others I have not met have died from it or are waiting for transplants or are on treatment plans that may not work. I would suggest a little research be done before stating things that have no merit.

Kathleen Smith

Parksville