Health Effects of Wood Smoke

Health Effects of Wood Smoke

Wood smoke contains a number of hazardous chemical substances such as carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), dioxins, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) (including potential carcinogens such as benzo[a]pyrene), and inhalable particulate matter (PM). The chemical composition and quantity of contaminants emitted depends on how the wood is burned. Conditions that burn wood as completely as possible, […]

Golden Air Quality Last Week January 26 to Feb 1, 2018

Golden Air Quality Last Week January 26 to Feb 1, 2018

The monitoring data from the air quality station in Golden last week clearly shows levels of air pollution rising each evening and going down in the middle of the day. This is caused by wood smoke from residential stoves. Residences producing too much smoke from smouldering stoves are obvious to anyone walking down the street. ¬†Wood smoke is hazardous and […]