Real people experience real harm and a reduced quality of life due to involuntary exposure to wood smoke pollution.

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 neighbors of wood burners have shared with us. Do you have a wood smoke story? Use the form below to send it to us.

1 Stories total.

Despair in Queensland

I am an elderly person who has suffered from wretched chimney smoke for over 10 years now… It’s like living in some kind of hell.

Acrid smoke in Norwich

…both our back and front gardens are filled with thick, acrid smoke that makes your eyes sting and your throat sore.

A massive physical and mental impact

My children and I are currently prisoners of our home due to our neighbours’ fireplace…

No right to clean air

I have asthma and struggle to breathe throughout the cold months due to my neighbours’ chimney smoke…

Trapped inside with taped up windows

From March to October I’ve had to tape up every window in our house to stop the smoke from neighbouring chimneys…

Wood smoke causes breathing difficulties

My quality of life declines as my right to breathe clean air is completely disregarded…

Wood heaters and planned burns

The smoke from a neighbour’s wood heater fills the house… Planned burns by government reduce the air quality for days on end…

Wood smoke and illness

My next door neighbor burns wood. During the winter his stove is running 12–18 hours straight.

No escaping wood smoke in Victoria, Australia

I left the area, only to be faced with woodsmoke issues from wood stoves and fire pits in the new area.

What’s your wood smoke story?

Is nearby wood burning affecting you? We want to hear about it!

Sharing your wood smoke story helps to increase awareness of the problem.

We ask for your name and email address so we can contact you about your story. We’ll only publish your name if you tell us to. Email addresses are never published.

If you’d like to include a photo or video, tell us in the text of your message. We will contact you with information on how you can send it to us.
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