Thursday, 18 February 2016

Are our lovely, living room fireplaces choking us?

"Across North America, policy makers are tackling winter smog with restrictions on residential wood-burning fireplaces and stoves – ranging from bans in new homes, as Golden, B.C., and the city of New York have done, to less stringent requirements that all wood-burning fireplaces and stoves meet Canadian Safety Association or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards.

From Prince George, B.C., to San Jose, Calif., to towns and cities in Atlantic Canada and on the eastern seaboard, a patchwork of regulations governing our much-loved (or at least romanticized) fireplaces and wood stoves is emerging."

Read the story in the Globe and Mail

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