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. The tiny particles flood into the room when the burner doors are opened for refuelling, a study found.
What is the problem with wood burning stoves?
Too much creosote can create a chimney fire. Old or poorly installed wood-burning stoves pose a higher risk of smoke emission, an increase in air pollution, and greater risk of house fires. You should never smell smoke from your wood stove. If you do, this means that it is not operating safely and should be serviced.
Why are wood stoves bad for your health?
Wood-Burning Emissions Threaten Lung Health
Emissions from wood smoke, discussed below, can cause coughing, wheezing, asthma attacks, heart attacks, lung cancer, and premature death, among other health effects. Many of these pollutants can worsen air quality indoors and outdoors.
Will open fires be banned in UK?
Log burners and open fires are not being banned, but the government says people will have to buy dry wood or manufactured solid fuels which produce less smoke. It says both options are just as easy to source and more efficient to burn, making them much cleaner and more cost effective.
Can you have an open fire in your house?
Bonfires and barbecues are not banned by the Clean Air Act, but if you create a lot of smoke you may be causing a statutory nuisance. Burning garden waste on a bonfire is unnecessary and unpleasant for your neighbours.
Will smokeless coal be banned in UK?
In conclusion, ‘house coal’ and ‘wet wood’ will be banned by 2023. But Smokeless fuel and dry wood will not be banned.