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Old 02-07-2011, 11:31 AM
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Default Woodburning Stoves Can Cause Cancer and Heart Disease

Im beginning to wonder if anything in the home which we regard with fondness and appreciation. will ever be declared to be 100% safe again.

Now its the turn of the woodburning stove.


New research indicates that the tiny airborne specks in wood smoke, known as "particulate matter", can be a silent killer because they are small enough to be inhaled into the deepest parts of the lungs.

Previous studies have linked particulate matter from traffic fumes and coal-fired power stations to heart disease, asthma, bronchitis, cancer and other health problems.
Harry over at the Healthy Fellow blog has done some research on High Efficiency Particulate Air(HEPA) filters, to counteract indoor pollution including woodsmoke which can help counteract the problem.


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Old 02-07-2011, 12:49 PM
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If you cut and split your own wood, the additional rigorous exercise might offset any health risk from indoor air pollution from a wood stove, which would be very little.

But, if you live in a densely populated area, that has a lot of wood burning stoves, the outdoor air may not be healthy.

Many cities do not allow wood burning stoves or fireplaces, or strictly limit there use.

Firewood warms you three times.

Once when you cut it and split it.

Once when you haul and stack it.

Another time when you burn it.

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Old 02-07-2011, 07:30 PM
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Over here it seem like very can or bottle that contains some sort of chemical also contains the warning that this product is known to cause cancer in the state of California. So I guess that is good that I don�t live in the state of California.

I really wonder about some of this �research�. I feel that the researchers do not give enough credit to the resiliency of the human body. Obviously there are limits to what the body can tolerate and some things can be more toxic then others, but I think it is ridiculous to go running around worrying about tiny amounts of everything even if large amounts of that something can be unhealthy.
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Isn't this kind of like grilling hamburgers - we can get Cancer from doing that? Nothing like taking away/killing the enjoyment of many of life's pleasures? I wonder just how many of the people who have lived into their 90's or beyond have stopped
enjoying pleasurable activities due to worrying about getting cancer?
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We have two neighbors who use their wood stoves or fireplaces almost everyday throughout winter. I looove the smell of burning wood, reminds me of a campfire. We have a fireplace that we rarely use, as it's in the basement. There are a few days per year where wood burning restrictions are put in place due to air quality concerns usually for weather-related conditions.
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