Indoor air quality and wood heat
The primary source of heat for my home is a wood stove. This is an economic choice (cord wood is free) but I sometimes wonder if it is a healthy choice.
Wood stoves produce some nasty stuff. Conventional wisdom says that everything goes up the chimney, out of the house and stays out of the house. This seems like it might be an oversimplification. Wood stoves depend on draft to keep the nasty stuff out of the house and draft is not entirely reliable. Once the nasty stuff makes it out of the house, there are routes for (some of it) it to come back in.
Is anyone aware of studies on indoor air quality in homes that heat with wood ? I spent some time googling around and found lots of info on wood stoves and regional air quality but nothing that pertains to the impact on air quality inside the house where a modern wood stove is located. Surely this issue must have been examined and quantified by someone.
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