Should the EPA make a distinctin between occassional and daily firewood users for health purposes? With rising fossil fuel prices , more people are relying on firewood . In the past, we could afford to turn up the thermostat way up to get satisfactory warmth at homes. Now we are forced to turn down the thermostat to save money on expensive natural gas, heating oil or electricity coming from coal or nuclear or hydro. In quest of real warmth , we are begininng to use firewood more. a lot of trees are chopped down that you can see checker like patterns of bare forests and set aside forests if you fly over the mountains at certain locations. I saw many and it is alarming !! Indigenious people around the world are stripping forests bare that they are traveling further and further to obtain firewood. It seems to me that we are burning more firewood than coal already around the world.. many people including here in America are burning firewood on a daily basis.. EPA is sitting on hands and not doing much about the stark health effects on people living next door to daily firewood users who show no regards for their health.. Firewood smoke is bad but people are blocking it out of their minds ..
. yes opening doors and windows to get fresh air into a house is healthy..and has nothing to do with heating by wood..gas..elc..fuel oil.. as for heating by wood..you must understand..that it is possible to burn wood in an AIR TIGHT STOVE and create very very little smoke.It's like any other resource....we can waste it..or we can use it responsibly..