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Fireplaces and stoves greatest PM source in UK

Fireplaces and stoves are now the largest single source of primary particle pollution in the UK, greater than traffic and industry. About 40 per cent of the UK’s primary particle pollution comes from just 7 per cent of homes that burn solid fuel. Government estimates suggest increases in wood burning since 2005 have offset gains from other sectors, including cleaning up traffic exhausts.

Source: The Guardian, 7 May 2021.


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