Time to crack down on wood stoves fad

Solihull News - - LETTERS & EMAILS -

OVER the past few weeks there has been a num­ber of let­ters pub­lished re­gard­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of con­ges­tion charges in the city and the ef­fects of diesel en­gines on the en­vi­ron­ment.

How­ever, what I con­sider a threat, al­most as great to the city’s air qual­ity, is the pro­lif­er­a­tion of wood- burn­ing stoves.

I can­not see the point of try­ing to im­prove the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion with­out em­brac­ing the whole spec­trum of trans­gres­sors.

Wood burn­ers have in the last few years be­come a pop­u­lar and dan­ger­ous fad.

Any­one who re­mem­bers the air qual­ity in our city prior to the in­cep­tion of the Clean Air Act will also know of the health Robert Bet­teridge

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