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 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.

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.

Damaged health and distress in Maine

I have next door neighbors who have a fire pit in which they burn brush and yard debris 4 to 5 days a week for 6–12 hours a day…

The smoke is overwhelming

It’s very acrid and so strong it comes indoors even with all windows shut. I frequently have burning eyes and nose or coughing…

Cancer with wood smoke

So we pay the price for ignorance, poor ordinance, years of fighting for our property rights, the stress, the duress, the financial burdens, and now the physical death of my husband due to this.

Smoke pollution in Austria

The end result is that the air quality of a beautiful mid-size town in Austria full of independent houses is much worse than in many urban areas I have lived before…

Tell your wood smoke story

Is nearby wood burning affecting you? Or did you move from a previous home because of wood smoke pollution?

We want to hear about it!

Help increase awareness by sharing your own wood smoke story.

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