Woodstove Heat and Air Quality

Winter Air Quality Study – Cranbrook- Kimberley Region, February 2011

Mobile nephelometer sampling has provided the Cranbrook-Kimberley region with meaningful spatial PM2.5 information that can be used to inform local air quality initiatives. It can be used to reiterate the important community health benefits of facilitating a wood stove exchange program and educational programs as a concrete effort to reduce PM2.5. The study has identified hotspots by showing levels between lowest and highest PM2.5 that can be focused on in future educational efforts to inform residents about wood stove exchange programs. The residents of these identified areas could benefit from information to learn about efficient, safe, smoke-free wood burning practices. Targeted wood stove exchange programs could offer incentives to residents to entice them to switch out older, conventional wood burning appliances in favor of new technology, EPA-certified stoves.

To view the final report of this study, click here.

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