Wood Smoke Stories

A Defra-approved stove worsening asthma

I just spoke to my wood-burning neighbour (with a Defra approved stove). His comment when we told him a family member had asthma and the smoke was making it worse,  was “that's not my problem.” Despair.

We lived smoke-free in our home until 2015 when “trendy” stoves were installed in fully insulated, centrally heated homes. Now the air is full of woodsmoke most evenings and every weekend September to May. It is difficult to justify burning wood when alternatives exist — it’s 2019 not 1950s!

Smoke pours from a chimney at night.