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Postby Wilberforce » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:06 pm

By Tim Devaney - 03/13/15 10:27 AM EDT

Monday's edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for certain chemical substances, audits by the Defense Department and energy conservation standards for residential wood heaters.

Here's what is happening:

Efficiency: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with new energy conservation standards for residential wood heaters under the Clean Air Act.

The EPA estimates the new energy conservation standards will produce more than $100 in public benefits for each additional dollar manufacturers spend complying with the rules.

The energy conservation standards would include new emissions limits and stronger test methods, and encompass a broader scope of wood heaters, the agency said.

"Residential wood smoke emissions are a significant national air pollution problem and human health issue," the EPA wrote. "These emissions occur in many neighborhoods across the country, including minority and low-income neighborhoods, and impact people in their homes."

source
http://thehill.com/regulation/235618-ne ... ncy-audits
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Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters
and Forced-Air Furnaces

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspect ... -03733.pdf
• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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Re: standards for residential wood heaters

Postby Wilberforce » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:19 am

Wood burning rules from EPA
Federal Register Volume 80, Number 50
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03 ... -03733.htm
• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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