Wood Burning and Air Quality
Wood Burning and Air Quality
Information to help reduce air pollution from wood burners

The smoke from wood heaters and open fireplaces can pollute the air we breathe, especially in autumn and winter.

By following some tips you can reduce smoke pollution from your wood heater.

Buying the right wood heater, and using and maintaining it well, is important for the health and safety of you and your family. It may well also be an important issue for your neighbors. It may affect their health and enjoyment of their home and quality of life.

If you’re concerned about smoke from a neighbour’s wood heater, try to talk to them first. You can report wood smoke pollution to us by completing the Report An Issue form.

The Environmental Protection Agency has produced information on wood smoke pollution and how to prevent it, visit their website for more information.

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