Posted: Sep 28, 2017 4:18 pm
by DavidMcC
Whilst there are, as is well known, ill effects of smoke inhalation, I doubt that burning your supper occasionally is a major cancer risk, Piper:
https://www.epa.gov/burnwise/wood-smoke-and-your-health
Health effects of wood smoke
Smoke may smell good, but it's not good for you. Both short- and long-term exposures to particle pollution from wood smoke have been linked to a variety of health effects.
Short-term exposures to particles (hours or days) can aggravate lung disease, causing asthma attacks and acute bronchitis, and may also increase susceptibility to respiratory infections. Long-term exposures (months or years) have been associated with problems such as reduced lung function and the development of chronic bronchitis—and even premature death. Some studies also suggest that long-term PM 2.5 exposures may be linked to cancer and to harmful developmental and reproductive effects, such as infant mortality and low birth weight.