Trying to get the dirt on particulate matter

Film deposits noticeable around Chemainus year-round

Living in Chemainus, I have long been aware of the deposit of black particulate material that settles on everything every day.

Recently, however, I have acquired a glass top table that resides on my deck where I find it is necessary to clean it on a daily basis.

At this time of year, some of this film is likely pollen which is understandable. In winter, I thought it might come from the chimneys of some of my wood-burning neighbours. But it is clear it is a year-round problem.

If this much particulate is in the air, we are breathing it in every day and this cannot be good for our health, particularly for seniors and young children.

I have heard some discussion of this problem over the years, but now I wonder what has been done by relevant authorities to determine where it comes from and how it can be prevented.

Is anyone else concerned about this issue or know what is being done to address it?

Tom Masters,

Chemainus

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