read in the local Daily Echo of the ongoing problem with the smouldering fire at the Willments shipyard at Woolston, Southampton. An eyesore at the best of times, local residents are understandably worries about risks to their health arising from breathing in fumes from this waste pile which has been burning for over 2 weeks now." />

Health Risks from Smoldering Fire?

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Smoke, smuts and smell from any fire can be annoying for neighbours. If the air is still, particularly in the late afternoon or evening, smoke will linger. Smoke also causes air pollution. Fires can contain pollutants including carbon monoxide, dioxins and particles. Burning plastic, rubber or painted materials not only creates an unpleasant smell but also produces a range of poisonous compounds. Pollutants released into the atmosphere by burning waste can have damaging health effects, especially for asthmatics and bronchitis sufferers or people with heart conditions.

I understand that the various authorities are working together and hopefully will soon find a way to bring this to an end.

Julia Prior


Personal Injury team

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