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Are beach fire pits hazardous to your health and environment? (Photos, Poll)

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Are Southern California's iconic beach fires harmful? The question is at the center of a debate as regulators consider new rules limiting fire pits. Tell us what you think in our poll.

How harmful to your health are beach fires? That question has been at the center of an intense debate in several Southern California cities. 

After first proposing an outright ban, the South Coast Air Quality Management District — or AQMD — is now considering restrictions it says will make beach fires safer. But as KPCC's Ben Bergman reports, there's disagreement about just how unhealthy the fires really are.

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