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Fireplaces — Ambiance vs. Air Pollution

Wood fires create a lot of dangerous air pollution in residential areas

An image of a fireplace with orange flames illuminating the room.
Fireplace ambiance, Photo by Stéphane Juban on Unsplash

It’s a dark and cold autumn day. People are coming home from work, soaked through from the rain. They turn to their fireplace, stack a few logs, and ignite them with a newspaper. Shortly after, a warm fire is calmly crackling and orange flames illuminate the room. Steam comes…

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