News

2022

21 September – Air pollution increases hospital admission risk for autistic children, study suggests

6 August – Study underscores that exposure to air pollution harms brain development in the very young

17 June – Is woodsmoke hovering over your home in Orange?

14 June – Asthma Australia calls on residents get rebates in wood heater replacement program

11 June – Where there’s smoke, there’s ire: wood heaters in the firing line as temps drop and pollution rises

10 June – Help for low-income households to get cleaner heaters

10 June – Otago Regional Council welcomes findings on woodsmoke effects

8 June – New Wood Heater Replacement Program to make transition more accessible Also see ACT Legislative Assembly discussion here.

15 May – Asthma sufferers warned over health impacts of woodfire heaters

9 May – Calls for wood fires to be phased out over health concerns

7 May – Concerns over woodfire smoke re-ignite as temperatures drop

5 May – EU governments may have to cough up over air pollution as Parisian asks for £18m

25 April – Air pollution exposure may cause heart attack within hour

8 April – Efficacy of Air Filtration and Education Interventions on Indoor Fine Particulate Matter and Child Lower Respiratory Tract Infections among Rural U.S. Homes Heated with Wood Stoves:

31 March – Home wood burning in UK causes £1bn of health costs a year, report says

11 March – The Centre for Air Pollution, Energy and Health Research releases its 2022 Election priorities

8 March – The far-reaching consequences of woodsmoke pollution

3 March – Wood-burning Stoves Raise New Health Concerns

15 February – Wood burners emit more particle pollution than traffic, UK data shows

18 February – Wood Smoke Kills – Multnomah County finally agrees

17 February – New wood-burning rules effective immediately in Multnomah County

1 February – Clean Air in London exposes cosy world of the wood stove industry

24 January – Woodstove exchange program back with increased rebates

2021

19 December – Air Pollution: Wood Smoke Linked for Almost 50% of Human Exposure to Cancer-causing Chemicals

19 December – Climate Action Council wants to reduce ‘Upstate wood smoke’

17 December – Wood burners cause nearly half of urban air pollution cancer risk – study

24 November – Why we need transparency in the wood-burning industry

14 October – English councils issue only 19 fines for wood smoke despite 18,000 complaints

6 December –  Weather, wood smoke expected to bring poor air quality to the Bay Area

16 August – Expert calls for government regulation of wood heaters to reduce smoke pollution

9 August – Up in smoke: Study reveals deadly toll of household wood fires

9 August – Wood heater use under health spotlight

20 June – The killer we’ve invited into the lounge room

18 June – Wood heater ‘more damaging’ to lungs than having a truck running in a room, experts say (Video ABC News)

18 June – Call to phase out wood heaters due to health, environmental concerns

18 June – ‘Like having a truck idling in your living room’: the toxic cost of wood-fired heaters

13 June – AMA fires up over wood heater buy-back scheme

2020

7 July – How neighbouring wood heaters have made one Canberran’s home almost unlivable