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Wood smoke a dangerous pollutant as well

After hearing the words "air pollution," the majority of people will jump immediately to thinking about factories, coal, oil and cars. But there are many different kinds of air pollution, and recent findings have shown that wood smoke is a major contributor of airborne toxins.

It may be hard to believe that campfires could contribute significantly to air pollution, but old-fashioned wood-burning stoves and furnaces, along with fireplaces and any other wood-burning heater, all contribute greatly to air pollution, not in the least because many of these apparatuses predate the kind of filter they should be equipped with.

The real problem comes from the fact that, while industry emissions are closely controlled, the soot particles from private homes are not, so when the winter comes around and the wood starts burning, it can be difficult to even walk outside.

If you want to protect your home this winter, consider investing in a medical-grade air purifier. With powerful filters that remove up to 99.5 percent of airborne toxins, you can breathe easy knowing the air in your home is clean and healthy.

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