On the short 3D animation below we can see what are the actual sizes for the PM2.5 and PM10 particles in comparison with a pin, a human hair and a sea salt grain. Pay attention on how tiny is the PM2.5 particle. Now, imagine these particles penetrating deep inside your lungs and the damage they can cause.
Summer is here and once more fires are burning woods and forests in the northern hemisphere from Greece to USA and unfortunately most of the times because someone irresponsible and crazy enough “thought” that he/she will benefit from it.
In this article I am going to discuss the chemical reactions that occur while wood is burnt and the gasses that release into the atmosphere.