Economics of Wood Burning and Particulate Pollution

Societal Costs: We Know That Fine Particulate Pollution and Wood Burning are Expensive, Just the Way That Cigarette Smoking Is.

150 Billion Dollar Problem

Donald P. Rozenberg, Ph.D., July 2006, Using arguments similar to Jared Diamond in Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.  New York: Viking, 2005

Annual San Francisco Bay Area 'Loss of Wages' and Medical Costs.

"Carring the numbers set forth in this report it was possible to calculate the cost of every pound of wood burned in the bay area at approximately $2 cost to society." ED. The Institute for Economic and Environmental Studies, California State University, Fullerton, CA , October 1994

Multiple Studies Including Dublin, Ireland and the Financial Burden of Pneumonia in an Employed Population .


Cleaner Fuels are More Efficient: How Do They Stack Up Financially? Curt Freeman, Mechanical Engineer, Discusses Fuel Costs With an Engineers Perspective, March 2007 Health and Economic Impacts of Air Pollution.

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