Saturday, January 27, 2007


Wood Smoke is almost as
Dangerous as Tobacco Smoke!!!

Studies and experience in the USA suggest that inhaling wood smoke is highly dangerous. Wood smoke contains some of the smallest pollutant particles of any smoke. Because these particles are so tiny they can permeate deep into the lungs so deep they can’t be coughed up. The result is frequently permanent lung damage — a particular risk for those with asthma and other ailments.

There are several studies which show that wood smoke is particularly damaging to the lungs. The problem arises in cold weather where high pressure keeps the air trapped near the ground. In these condition people can breath in a lot of wood smoke.

These finding give rise to the question; Is there any really safe way to heat our homes?


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