This is the daily mail after all!
Wood burning stoves I can under stand. They are awful things most of the
time. I'm old enough to remember the London Smogs, and to me burning wood
in an inefficient way and chucking the results out into the air seems
rather anti social. As for candles, well, I'd have thought there were far
moor problem areas in industry with pollution.
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The Mayor of London warned a few years ago that wood burning stoves
were likely to be restrospectively banned in London, for anyone
thinking of fitting one. They are a significant and rapidly increasing
source of the particulates in city centres. Some testing showed they
come nowhere near the emission levels the manufacturers had been
claiming to get themselves on the whitelist of products permitted in
smokeless zones. Changing this list is easy, requires no legislation,
and is retrospective. The only thing holding back London was that the
list applies to all of England and either legislation was required to
make a separate whitelist for London, or they would need to be banned
in all smokeless zones in England. It looks like Gove is planning to
devolve the whitelists to local authorities, which is what London had
been asking for. (Other countries in the UK have their own whitelists.)
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