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Box 159 Ramona, CA 92065 (760) 789-0240 OPEN SUNDAYS! December 17, 2008 ..... ! to do the work, as proper set-up ..... + ...... could be the difference between sickness and health as you and your loved ones cbzy up around the fire this holiday season. CONTACTS: Massachusetts DEP, www.mass.gov/dep/; Questions & Answers Children's Health Environmental About Our Environment Coalition (CHEC), www.checnet. org. Dear EarthTa/k: /t is starting to get co/der and/'m eager to try out GOT AN the fireplace in our new home, but ENVI RONMENTAL we don't want to create health or QUESTION? environmental problems. Are Send it to: EarthTalk there materials that would be c/o more eco-friendly to burn tn a E/The Environmental Magazine fireplace than regular firewood? P.O. Box 5098 --EmilyEidenier, Durham, NC Fireplace wood smoke contains carbon monoxide, smog- Westport, CT06881 Burningwoodmaybehumanity's causing mtrogen oxides, soot, fine particles, and a range of other e-mail: oldest way of generating heat chemicals and gases that can Cause or worsen serious health orearthtalk@emagazinec°m'submit it at: and in the home it definitely problems. The Children's Health Environmental Coalition (ays that children living in wood-burning households are especially www.emagazine.com/ creates a nice ambience. But it vulnerable, earthtalk/thisweek/ has its downside. According to the Massachusetts Department image: Getty Images of Environmental Protection there is little moisture content-- make sense for you, remember wood smoke "contains toxic so there are fewer pollutants to get your fireplace checked carbon monoxide, smog-causing to escape into the air inside or regularly for backdrafts, leaks /,- nitrogen oxides, soot, fine out. You need a pellet stove to or cracks that could bring extra particles, and a range of other burn wood pellets, though, or a pollution into your home. Also, chemicals and gases that canfireplace insert to handle them makesuretogetachimneysweep cause or worsen serious health safely. (Such an insert employs in every few years to make sure problems, particularly amongan igniter to fire the pellets, a your chimney isn't blocked up children, pregnant women, blower to fan the fire, and an with Creosote which could lead and people with breathing augur that pours pellets into the to increased indoor air pollution. difficulties." flame ;. Together they obviate the And if you're putting in a new The tallest structure in the U.S. is The Children's Health need to open the stove doors-- fireplace--or an insert makea TVtower in North Dakota that's Environmental Coalition (CHEC and let pollutants into your living suretogetaqualifiedprofessional 2,063feet high. concurs, citing a raft of studies room to feed the fire.) , Landscaping that show how children living Anotherwaytoreduceemissions in wood-burmng households from an existing fireplace is to experience "higher rates of go for a gas insert, which would lung inflammation breathing burn either liquid propane (from difficulties, pneumonia, and other a swappable tank) or piped-in respiratory diseases." For its part• natural gas. 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