Jefferson Exchange | November 12, 2013
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Tue November 12, 2013

Clearing The Air: Woodburning Controls In Effect

Jackson Baures of Jackson County Health explains woodburning advisories.

It took a long time to clear the air, but the winter air in the greater Medford area is greatly improved from a couple of decades ago. 

Credit Katie Campbell/EarthFix

In the late 80s, Jackson County and several cities passed ordinances regulating home woodstoves and fireplaces. 

Woodburning advisories still exist in the winter in the valley, but instances of the valley's air violating federal standards are rare these days.  We catch up on the advisory system and the full picture on air quality.  

 

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