The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District has imposed wood-burning restrictions in Sacramento County for the past six years to reduce the volume of fine particulate matter in the region. In 2012, the restrictions will go into effect on November 1, 2012 and last until February 28, 2013, according to The Sacramento Bee.
The burning of firewood is limited to help the region meet federal air quality standards. The news source claims that these rules impact both residential and commercial properties and their ability to burn firewood, pellets, manufactured logs or any other solid waste.
Locals are expected to refer to air quality conditions posted on county resource websites before burning any solid matter.
While the wood-burning limitations are meant to improve air quality in the region, homeowners may find themselves impacted by the fine particulate matter. Poor air quality can aggravate many common respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis. Hepa Air Purifiers can reduce the presence of common air pollutants caused by wood burning, traffic and other sources. Medical-grade quality home air purifiers can benefit a homeowner and his or her family.