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Call to outlaw backyard burning

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Call to outlaw backyard burning

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THE HEAD OF THE Asthma Association of Barbados wants legislation enacted to curb backyard burning.

President Rosita Pollard said the much-loved act by Barbadians was one of the main triggers of asthma and should be stopped.

“I don’t know why they burn; it’s a bad habit,” she said.

Pollard was speaking to the MIDWEEK NATION as her association held its open day, outreach session and membership drive, at Tyrol Cot Heritage Village, St Michael, to coincide with World Asthma Day yesterday. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.