Air Quality - News and Tips
Practical guide on open fires and wood-burning stoves by Defra
- maximising efficiency, meaning you burn less fuel
- reducing maintenance costs
- keeping chimneys in a better condition
You can view and download Defra's practical guide on open fires and wood-burning stoves.
What is air?
Air is one of the essential components of life. It is a mixture of gases and small particles which vary in composition.
The balance of these gases is affected by man's activities and it is when this balance is shifted or the air contains a substance which may be harmful to health or the environment that it is termed 'polluted'.
In this section you can find out about the following:
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