Every day, real people experience real harm and a reduced quality of life due to involuntary exposure to wood smoke.

We believe it’s important to convey the human side of this issue as well as the science.

Read and share wood smoke stories

The following are stories that people have shared with us. Has wood smoke pollution affected you? Use the form below to share your own wood smoke story.

1 Stories total.

Wood smoke pollution in the Alps

Every evening from October until the end of April, very high levels of fine particles are present in the air…

Constant smoke in Northwest England

…throughout winter we face a constant smoke nuisance from wood burners…

Smoky southern France

It’s just November, and already there is an ever-present smell of smoke… At what cost, I ask myself now, might this intention to move here turn out, sooner or later, to be?…

Pizza restaurant smokes out home

…The smoke spreads over the neighbourhood and silently enters our home and lungs unabated. Our lives and health are no match for the money-making business of wood-fired pizza…

Panic and coughing

…I have 3 neighbors that burn wood and other items in outdoor furnaces and indoor wood stoves…

Air quality deteriorating in a smoke control area

More and more of my neighbours are opening up fires and installing log burners and so of course the air quality is deteriorating into a smoggy mud most of the time.

Suffering in a smoke control area

We live in Stoke on Trent which is a smoke control area. The very large house behind me often has four wood-burning stoves going at any one time, all day every day…

Fire pit smokes out house

…My neighbors insist upon having fires constantly. My home completely fills with smoke…

At a great loss I moved

…I have significant heart disease and cannot believe there aren’t more laws to protect people from this pollution… The Burn Wise initiatives are a complete joke…

You Are Not Alone

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Are you being, or have you been, affected by wood smoke pollution?

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