Heath officials are encouraging people to dispose of leaves in manners other than burning.
Experts at HSHS St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham are warning of the health hazards that come with leaf burning.
As spring approaches and many start spring cleaning, they want to remind you that leaf burning can be a nuisance to many and hinder lives, particularly for those who struggle with respiratory health issues.
The want you to spread the message that burning leaves pollutes the air and makes it hard for people to breathe, especially those with asthma, emphysema and other health concerns.
Read more here from HSHS St. Anthony’s.