Glenn Osboldstone, Malvern East
Letter to the editor, The Age, April 22, 2008
Many people are angry about these DSE forest burn-offs creating a toxic haze of dangerously fine particles that play havoc with the young, the old and respiratory disease sufferers.
Shockingly, the prescribed burns are also of dubious scientific merit — in a lot of cases they dry out otherwise moist forests making the bushfire risk greater. This was confirmed in the studies following the massive fires in 2003. Further, they are contributing significantly to Victoria's already huge greenhouse gas emissions.