2011 Aug. 31: CT & MN: Outdoor wood furnace information
These pictures were sent to Environment and Human Health, Inc.yesterday. For those of you who have never seen an outdoor wood furnace or have never seen how unbelievably polluting they are to individuals who live near them and to the towns in which they are allowed – these pictures will give you a good view of the devastation they cause.The pictures also give you a good view of why they make neighbors so sick and why Environment and Human Health, Inc. is working to protect people, towns and states from their harmful effects. We thank the person who sent us the e-mail below.
Outdoor wood furnaces burn 5 to 15 cords of wood or more annually. A cord weighs 3000 to 5000 pounds. That’s up to 75,000 pounds of wood combustion emissions from each OWB every year (equal in weight to to 1.7 million packs of cigarettes/year). With an optional 25 year warranty, Central Boiler and other outdoor wood furnaces will burn large volumes of wood non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the next quarter of a century. That’s a manufacturer’s guaranty to smoke non-stop until the year 2036. Is an outdoor furnace good for your neighborhood? Let’s take a look.