About Families for Clean Air

Families for Clean Air is a science-based nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting public health and the environment from the hazardous effects of wood smoke pollution.

Too many people remain unaware of the overwhelming scientific evidence regarding the health and environmental effects of wood burning, which include the following:

• Wood burning is the largest contributor to winter fine particle pollution in many communities across the United States.

• Wood smoke contains many of the same toxic and carcinogenic substances as cigarette smoke and, according to some experts, is even more hazardous to human health then second-hand cigarette smoke.

• Wood smoke is a risk factor for a wide range of health problems including asthma, upper and lower respiratory problems, heart attacks, and stroke—and is especially dangerous to children, pregnant women, and the elderly.

• Wood burning is a leading source of dioxins, some of the most dangerous compounds on earth.

• Wood burning is a major contributor to global warming.

Our mission is to protect the public’s health from wood smoke pollution through education, advocacy, and community involvement.

Families for Clean Air is a 501(c)3 organization.