Posts Tagged ‘ outdoor woodburning furnaces ’

Sides ready for new round on outdoor wood furnaces

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

In 2005, the legislature passed siting rules that said outdoor wood furnaces installed beginning that July had to be 200 feet from a neighboring structure not being heated by the furnace. The top of the stack had to be higher than all the roof peaks within 500 feet, but couldn’t be higher than 55 feet.

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Study: Smoke from Wood-Burning Heaters Damages DNA

Mar 20th, 2011 | By

A new study confirms what Environment and Human Health, Inc., has been saying for two years, EHHI president Nancy Alderman writes. “Outdoor wood furnaces are dangerous to human health.” Recent scientific studies revealed that airborne particles in wood smoke can trigger gene changes and DNA damage similar to those caused by car exhaust and cigarette smoke, according to Environmental Health News.

Letter — State must find middle ground for wood furnaces

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

In response to a column by Nancy Alderman appearing in the Norwich Bulletin a reader writes: A policy allowing the furnaces with restriction is needed, with smoke-stack height and smoke guidelines outlined … Read more inside

Research shows outdoor wood furnaces are health hazard

Oct 25th, 2010 | By

EHHI’s new report shows that current regulations for outdoor wood furnaces are not sufficient to protect human health. Wood smoke contains many of the same toxic compounds that are found in cigarette smoke. A house 240 feet from OWF had 12 times the levels of PM 2.5 as the houses not near an outdoor wood furnace and 8 times the levels of the EPA air standards.

Hamden votes against outdoor wood furnaces (update)

Oct 2nd, 2010 | By

At a town meeting last night the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Selectman for the town of Hamden recommended that there be a town-wide ban on outdoor wood furnaces. P&Z voted 5-2 in favor of the ban.