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Smoke From Wood Stoves Lingers As Health Concern


Smoky summers have become a real concern in recent years, with wildfires spreading thick smoke far and wide. 

But winter used to be the season of concern for smoke, and still is.  Several communities in the region still issue daily advisories on burning wood in stoves and fireplaces, because small smoke particles (PM 2.5) can linger in the air when there's little wind. 

The Oregon Environmental Council is directing attention to the ongoing issue of winter wood smoke.  Jamie Pang South and Chris Hagerbaumer of OEC visit with details.  

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