Tip of the Week – Only Burn Dry Wood

By | December 1, 2009

wood burning fireWhen you start a fire in your hearth, at campground, or in your back yard pit – only burn dry wood. That’s becasue wet wood doesn’t burn as completely as dry wood, meaning it releases more pollutants into the air.

The biggest concern with this is particulate pollution, or solid particles smaller than a red blood cell that can cause and irritate, asthma and allergies, as well as lung problems.

By sticking to dry wood, you’ll help reduce particulate air pollution and breathe easier.

4 thoughts on “Tip of the Week – Only Burn Dry Wood

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  2. Boom Truck

    Pretty good advice. I was always worried about creosote. I guess there are other hazards involved with they type/condition of wood you burn in a fireplace.

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