Admin- Woodburning Stoves

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This is an Admin message you could use to remind people about harmful burning of household items.

Wood burning stoves

Open fires and wood-burning stoves have risen in popularity over recent years.

Smoke from burning causes air pollution, which harms the health of everyone including local wildlife. Treated wood such as old furniture, laminate flooring and some household rubbish can emit harmful fumes and toxic pollutants, such as arsenic, into your home and up the chimney when burnt.

Please do not ask for any treated wood such as furniture, decking, fences etc on Freegle if you are simply going to burn them, this not only denies someone getting the full use out of the item but can also have serious effects on anyone breathing in the toxic fumes that the wind may carry towards them.

Kind regards