This was in the Hartford Courant today as a sidebar to an article about wood
burning stoves. People are complaining they are being made sick by the
pollutants. Gas sure comes up as being very clean.
Environmental officials have analyzed.how much soot -
particulate matter - home heating devices produce.
» One home heated by oil produces as much pollution as 39 homes using gas.
» One home heated by an EPA-certified indoor wood stove
produces as much pollution as 2,000 homes using gas.
» One home heated by an outdoor wood furnace produces as much pollution as
8,000 homes using gas.