Wood-burning devices, such as stoves and heaters, produce fine particle pollution and hazardous air pollutants that can be harmful to the lungs. They can cause coughing, wheezing, asthma attacks, heart attacks and stroke. Those with vulnerable lungs – children, older adults and those with lung diseases – are especially at risk from wood smoke. To reduce air pollution, switch to cleaner devices such as natural gas stoves and heaters, use pellets and dry hardwood for a cleaner burn, or buy a cleaner wood-burning device. Taking steps to protect your family from wood smoke will ensure they can still enjoy cozy evenings this winter.
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