Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wood Burning Stoves Lead to Claims of Illness, Calls for Regulations

An East Windsor woman claims "she never used to get sick until her neighbor installed a wood-burning stove a few years ago. Now she has been ill for six weeks, she wakes up coughing in her sleep and her two young kids are plagued by breathing problems." The the laws regarding wood-burning devices are limited, but the number of complaints is growing as more people are using wood-burning stoves. Now the legislature is considering bills that may lead to more regulations and give health and environmental officials some power to respond to complaints. Read more.

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