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Vog and cane smoke ruin vacation experience

December 12, 2013
Gale Tyler - Vancouver, BC | Canada , Maui Weekly

Susan Hales' article, "Cane Burning Draws a Crowd to Rep. Ing's Town Hall Meeting" (Nov. 28-Dec. 4 issue), highlighted the adverse health affects caused by continued cane burning on Maui.

As a regular visitor to Maui, I can attest to the concerns raised by residents. I have experienced allergic reactions to this pollution on each visit. I presumed it was vog making me ill, but a resident told me the vog was made worse with cane burning. Coming to an island paradise and having air pollution make me sick is not my idea of a holiday.

There are other environmentally safe ways to harvest cane and still keep the 800 jobs.

I hope politicians will support Dennis Kleid's recommended legislation to ban cane burning on Maui.

Gale Tyler

Vancouver, BC | Canada



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