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Here are some articles that condemn wood smoke

Postby Wilberforce » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:22 pm

Here are some articles that condemn wood smoke as a health hazard. That's nice. But then they go
on to say that it is OK to burn wood, "if only" an EPA stove is used, "clean-dry-wood" is burnt, etc.

This is not a solution. The fact is that, wood-burning remains a health hazard, EPA stove or not.
That is because there is no way to burn wood "cleanly." You may not "see smoke" from your chimney,
but that does not mean that there is no smoke. There is. The particles are far too small to scatter light,
and are thus not visible. Also there are other chemicals, such as caustic fly ash, carcinogenic PAHs, and
carbon monoxide (much more than gas fuels produce: 12 ppm CO for gas fuel vs. 0.5% up to 6% for
wood/charcoal fuel) EPA stoves are not a panacea. They are not the "solution" to anything.

Wood smoke in the house, a serious health hazard
http://www.algarveresident.com/story.asp?XID=39946

Consumer Reports Home & Garden Blog: Where there's smoke, there's ire
http://blogs.consumerreports.org/home/2 ... toves.html

NYT Observes - Wood Burning Falling Out Of Favor
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/01 ... orrect.php

Studies Show Possible Link between Lung Disease and Wood Smoke
http://www.suite101.com/content/studies ... se-a332041

HEPA Filter May Improve Air Near Wood-Burning Stoves
http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20110121/hl ... ningstoves
• 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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