Are wood-burning fireplaces bad for the environment?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Though heating home with a wood fire seems more romantic than a Shakespearean poet, wood smoke is much more carcinogenic than cigarette smoke and a contributor to particle pollution in neighborhoods.

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You can take of yourself AND the environment simply by practicing green health. Small changes like ditching the bottled water and opting for a reusable BPA-free one or cutting down on energy use by skipping the treadmill and headi...

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