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To ease pollution and protect health consider alternatives to burning wood for heat


Last updated 1/28/2016 at Noon

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The bottom line is the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Resources Board would like to see less wood smoke sent into the atmosphere.

In a recent compilation of information, the agency said there are many things to consider when it comes to wood smoke: air pollution, the health effects of smoke, and more.

"Smoke from neighborhood stoves and fireplaces, a common source of both odor and reduced visibility, greatly contributes to the air pollution problems people complain about most," the California EPA stated. "When you include the health-related problems caused by inhalin...

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