Wood smoke isn’t just harmful to our health—it’s also damaging to the environment. In many areas, wood smoke is one of the leading sources of hazardous particle pollution.

Along with driving a car, burning wood is among the most environmentally damaging activities that an individual is likely to engage in.

• Read an overview of the environmental impact of burning wood.

• Learn about the toxic compounds that are created by wood burning.

• Learn how burning wood creates dioxin.

• Find out why wood burning is a major contributor to global warming.