Interesting Health Quiz from Parade Magazine.
by Colleen Oakley
[Illustration by: Chip Wass]
Question # 8: True or false: Artificial gas-log fireplaces are typically safer than wood-burning fireplaces.
Answer: Several studies have found that natural wood smoke contains at least five known human carcinogens. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, you can make it less harmful by burning hardwood, such as ash or beech, which emits lower levels of damaging particles compared with softwood like pine.
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