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Wood Smoke Health Hazards

smokehouse1top-a(April 20, 2011)

Humans have been burning wood for millennia, but new research indicates that breathing in the smoke from those fires can have negative health impacts that reach all the way down to your DNA.

woodpartA wood smoke particle taken from a human lung, seen enlarged 900x.Enviromental Health News reporter Cheryl Katz has written extensively on this issue. She also offers some tips for wood stove usage that will minimize the production of hazardous woodsmkoe particles.

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