Wood smoke and air quality
Smoke from wood heaters and open fireplaces can pollute the air we breathe. There are ways you can help prevent wood smoke pollution.
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Smoke from wood heaters and open fireplaces can pollute the air we breathe, especially in the colder months. This can be harmful to our health.
Buying the right wood heater, using it correctly and maintaining it well can prevent wood smoke pollution. Burning firewood the right way can help you keep your house warm overnight.
If you’re concerned about smoke from a neighbour’s wood heater, try to talk to them first. You can also report wood smoke pollution to your local council.
Air quality information is available at EPA AirWatch.
Reviewed 31 October 2019