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1 A typical OWB

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3 PROBLEMS WITH OWBs Health risks Public Nuisance Property Values Environmental Degradation

4 Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management NESCAUM Connecticut Bureau of Air Management Maine Bureau of Air Quality Control Mass Bureau of Waste Prevention New Hampshire Air Resources Division New Jersey Division of Air Quality New York Division of Air Resources Rhode Island Office of Air Resources Vermont Air Pollution Control Division

5 THERE IS NO SAFE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE American Lung Association of Maine

6 Nuisance/Quality of Life Constant smoke smell and soot

7 DECREASE IN PROPERTY VALUE New York Times Dec. 12, 2006 Wood Boilers Cut Heating Bills. The Rub? Secondhand Smoke.

8 ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION NESCAUM estimate of nationwide sales Year 2000 = 6865 units Year 2005 = units

9 Hudson Road Boiler

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11 SUDBURY BYLAWS ARTICLE V (C) SMOKING PROHIBITION It is hereby declared that smoking in public places is a public nuisance, dangerous and hazardous to the public health, and violative of the right of non-smokers to breathe air which is free of smoke contamination.

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13 NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERALS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BUREAU. 2 HEAVY DUTY DIESEL TRUCKS 12 EPA CERTIFIED INDOOR WOOD STOVES 1,000 HOMES WITH OIL HEAT 1,800 HOMES WITH GAS HEAT

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