Wood stoves triple PM2.5 inside homes

A woodburning stove with door openAccording to a recent article in the Guardian “Wood burners triple the level of harmful pollution particles inside homes and should be sold with a health warning, says scientists, who also advise that they should not be used around elderly people or children.”

Research conducted in 19 homes in the UK in early 2020 showed that fine particulate matter (PM2.5) flooded into a room when the stoves doors were opened for refuelling.

“Furthermore, people who load in wood twice or more in an evening are exposed to pollution spikes two to four times higher than those who refuel once or not at all.”

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