The only thing to do is
to ban wood burning and move to clean energy
sources. Burning Issues is strongly opposed to compromise with
polluters. There are many who suggest that it would be OK to burn
during restricted hours or only to burn less polluting stoves.
This is like saying that it is O.K. to drive recklessly if
you do it just a few hours a day.
When all of the pieces of
the puzzle are studied the inescapable conclusion is that RWB
in urban areas is inappropriate. Similar considerations also point
out the foolishness of agricultural and forestry burning.
As a result of the London
fogs of 1952, where thousands of people died, Great Britain has
mandated smokeless fuels in residential areas. A London cabbie
was heard to say "Don't you know, that stuff will kill you."