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Sixty seconds on . . . woodburners

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 06 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p295
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. The BMJ

Bring on the hygge

Relaxing on your sheepskin rug by the fire is all very cosy, but smoke from domestic closed woodburning stoves and open fires is responsible for 25% of PM2.5 emissions in the UK—almost double that of road transport.1 This fine particulate matter is linked to serious health effects, particularly for the young, elderly, and those with respiratory problems.

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