Sales of coal and wet wood for household fires to be phased out over health fears

COAL and wet wood for burning in household stoves and open fires will be phased out from next year, the government has said.

The phased ban aims to reduce tiny particle pollutants known as PM2.5, which can penetrate deep into lungs and the blood and cause serious health problems.

Wood-burning stoves and coal fires are the largest source of PM2.5, contributing three times as much of the pollution as road transport, the Environment Department (Defra) said.

Defra added...
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2020-02-21 21:12
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