Statement by Rusty Woodward STATEMENT-FOR-SENATE-COMMITTEE-ON-POLLUTION-RUSTY-WOODWARD-17TH-MAY-2013 Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into the impacts on health of air quality in Australia 17 May 2013 One comment Alan Smith 21 May 2013 at 6:20 AM 8 years ago Rusty’s experience is one shared by urban residents around the world, as indicated by the tragic e-mails I receive. It is difficult to understand how so many countries could walk into a problem that has been recognised for centuries. Apart from the human costs the cost to the health care system, to treat smoke related diseases, is enough to stress or even cripple any health-care system. I note that each day of a wood burning ban in the San Francisco Bay area saves the health care system $250,000. This is a sobering figure given that only 10% of the population burn wood to some degree. Alberta Director Canadian Clean Air Alliance Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and site URL in my browser for next time I post a comment.