NEW YORK (OCN) — Since Wednesday, October 14, 2009 it has been illegal to burn leaves anywhere in the State of New York. Brush of a certain size may be burned so see the new burning regulations FAQs for the details.
What’s wrong with leaf burning in New York?
* Burning leaves creates smoke that contains unseen dangerous compounds.
* Irritate anyone’s lungs, but it is especially harmful to children and the elderly.
* The smoke is harmful to anyone with respiratory or cardiovascular disease.
* Any outdoor fire can quickly spark an accidental brush, forest or house fire.
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