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Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Wood Furnaces & the American Lung Association of Maine

Still no regulation of wood furnaces from the EPA, and some are getting impatient as another winter approaches.

Why the reticence when the certification of wood stoves has proven so effective at reducing particulates? Is the wood furnace lobby that strong?

Here's an article from Bangor, Maine

Smoke gets in your lungs - Bangornews.com Staff:

"When it comes to health issues, there are some where we can 'wait and see' while others need an immediate and
aggressive response. When the threat is to our lungs due to air pollution, we can't afford to wait and see. That's why the American Lung Association of Maine has identified the use of outdoor wood boilers as a serious lung health hazard requiring immediate action."

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