Wood burners emit more particle pollution than traffic, UK data shows

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Wood-burning stoves in urban areas are responsible for almost half of people’s exposure to the cancer-causing chemicalsfound in air pollution particles. Even wood-burning stoves meeting the new “ecodesign” standard still emit 750 times more tiny particles than a modern HGV truck, another study found, while wood burners also triple the level of harmful pollution inside homes and should be sold with a health warning, according to scientists.


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