In want of measurements of air pollution from wood smoke

Rolf Czeskleba-Dupont, Solveig Czeskleba-Dupont

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    In many residential areas woodstoves and fireplace inserts have become very popular in the past ten years - even as primary heating technology. Especially asthmatic people experience wood smoke as strongly bothering. The smoke from neighbouring chimneys enters houses through windows, systems of ventilation and fine cracks in the outer walls. In the night people can not air the bedrooms without getting the rooms filled with wood smoke. Until now the regulations of wood smoke have been ineffective. - It would be a great step forward, if local authorities and smoke affected people could have effective, handy measuring instruments at their disposal, so that the inconvenience from smoke could be analytically documented. The contribution details arguments on serious wood smoke pollution, health problems and  regulations  needed.  Local measurements should be promoted  regarding air pollution from neighbouring wood stoves as well as local districts that can be deemed to be smoke pockets especially harmful for vulnerable groups.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNOSA Aerosol Symposium Helsingør, Denmark, 8-9 November, 2007 : Airborne Nano-particles: new technologies and impacts; in connection with NMR Workshop "Organic particles in Nordic urban areas" 7 November 2007
    PublisherNordic Society for Aerosol Research
    Publication date2007
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventNOSA Aerosol Symposium - Helsingør, Denmark
    Duration: 8 Nov 20079 Nov 2007


    ConferenceNOSA Aerosol Symposium

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