Wood Smoke Stories

Smoke causing sickness

I have been exposed to wood stove smoke and chimney smoke for four years resulting in polycythemia—a “thick blood” disorder with high risk of developing blood clots and DVT’s. Also, I have recurrent headaches, sinus infections, and throat infections.

There are no buses in my town. I’m forced to breathe in this toxic smoke the entire trip while walking to the store and back. I feel sick thinking about the stray animals that live outside and can never get away from this toxic air.