Burning issue

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Scientists from King’s College London say that burning wood generates particles that can raise the risk of heart disease, trigger asthma and shorten lives.

Still think your wood-burning stove is “green”?

Add to this the fact that trees are being chopped down in America and Canada, turned into pellets and then shipped thousands of miles to the UK to be burnt in the Drax power station and you can see how non-green this is.

The tree chopped down has had at least 20 years to absorb CO2. However, a sapling will absorb only small amounts until it matures. These are just two examples of jumping into “greenery” before adequate consideration.

Dan Arnott

St Brycedale Court

Kirkcaldy