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Our neighbors are burning something that instantly makes our entire household sick with headaches and nausea.  This has happened quite a few times in the last 2 months.  

We spoke to them to ask them if they would please not burn whatever it is they are burning of which they said was just leaves.  They repair and paint cars on their property, they have no trees, plants or grass to speak of.  Several of our neighbors burn their garden garbage occasionally and while it may smoke up the neighborhood, it doesn’t make us feel ill.  

Needless to say, this is negatively impacting our wellbeing.  We’ve been hoping that our Mexican neighbors would chime in and ask them to stop as well as surely this must be making them feel ill also.  Our gardener had to go home last week because he couldn’t bear it either and felt sick also.  He sent us a text from home to tell us he felt much better after leaving as do we as at times we too have left to get away from the fumes.  

I hate to ask this as we don’t wish to create issues with or for our neighbors but is there some bylaw enforcement office we can call?  Any suggestions on how to resolve this amicably?  Moving is not really an option.  

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.  

 

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Just a note: crack pipe use smells like burning chemicals and plastic.

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23 minutes ago, ComputerGuy said:

Just a note: crack pipe use smells like burning chemicals and plastic.

I wondered what made me give it up......now I know…..Thanks.    :017:

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Close the windows and go out for a few hours when they light up. Unless you live in a fracc with strict by-laws forbidding burning you're not going to find help for this.

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24 minutes ago, chapalence said:

Close the windows and go out for a few hours when they light up. Unless you live in a fracc with strict by-laws forbidding burning you're not going to find help for this.

Not true, call the cops, it is not legal and it produces carcinogens as well as other harmful pollutants, causes respiratory illnesses. 

 

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Mexicans love to burn their 2 litre Coke bottles and that smell drove me crazy. Being "Not Newbies" we wouldn't think of calling anyone or asking the neighbors to intervene. Some are harmless but you never know who the ones are that can make your life miserable. If your Mexican neighbors aren't complaining, there may be a good reason.

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Not a good idea to call authorities on your Mexican neighbors as a general rule...

Better to offer removal of whatever they are burning at your expense, just ask nicely and say it is because of your "allergies"

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I’m thinking they’re burning something related to their business which is repairing and painting vehicles.  

I suppose we will have to grin and bear it and go out when they’re burning.  

Thanks to everyone who gave feedback and suggestions.  

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3 hours ago, dichosalocura said:

Could they be burning wires they have collected to extract the copper to sell as an extra income?

Why not speculate big time, like maybe they´re  burning bodies of drug dealing rivals so as to ensure some extra income.

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9 hours ago, slainte39 said:

Why not speculate big time, like maybe they´re  burning bodies of drug dealing rivals so as to ensure some extra income.

Yeah, maybe cooking Meth. Protecion Civil should be able to handle that, no?

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