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Introduction. Given rising energy prices in recent years, wood burning stoves offer an attractive and affordable means of home heating. Unfortunately, wood smoke emissions have been linked to respiratory and cardiovascular disease and, in some cases, premature death. Recent studies have also discovered known carcinogens in wood smoke emissions.
Jan Carney, MD, MPH, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Razelle Hoffman-Contois, Vermont Department of Health
Heidi Hales, PhD, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Vermont Department of Health
Cancer, Environmental Health, Global Health, Maternal, Infant, and Child Health, Respiratory Diseases, Social Determinants of Health
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Cunningham, Michael; Golikeri, Avanti; Leveillee, Ethan; Makrides, Jennifer; Ng, Hank; Trang, Janet; Wilkinson, Mark; Hales, Heidi; Hoffman - Contois, Razelle; and Carney, Jan, "Heat vs. Health: Wood Smoke in Vermont" (2013). Public Health Projects, 2008-present. 93.