PM2.5 pollution: The difficult decisions the government must make to tackle domestic wood burning

Fine particulate pollution from domestic wood burning more than doubled between 2003 and 2019, making it the single biggest source of PM2.5 in the UK – three times greater than road traffic. What options do policymakers have to address the growing problem, asks Isabella Kaminski

by Isabella Kaminski
About 1.5 million UK households burn wood in stoves or fireplaces. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images
About 1.5 million UK households burn wood in stoves or fireplaces. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

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