AIR TOPICS: Wood Smoke

AIR TOPICS: Wood Smoke

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Wood Smoke Overview

Improving Indoor Air

NTAA and EPA established a work group to collaborate with Tribal, state, EPA and other involved entities with a purpose of researching, developing, and implementing a national residential wood stove program to address both the indoor and ambient air quality impacts from residential wood/coal burning stoves, as well as to address other wood smoke related issues on Tribal lands.

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Wood Smoke Work Group

Wood Smoke Work Group

Woodstove Smoke

Many tribal homes use old, inefficient and dirty burning stoves for heating and cooking. These outdated stoves may also release wood smoke that is harmful to the health of residents, especially the young and the old. To avoid these health risks and to gain the greater efficiency and effectiveness of new, cleaner burning technology wood stoves, it is recommended that old stoves be gradually replaced or “changed out.”

For more information and resources about wood smoke and stove change outs see our Indoor Air Quality page.

HELPFUL LINKS

Calls are typically held on the 3rd Thursday of every other month at 2 pm ET. For information on the next call checkNTAA’s Calendar or NTAA’s Weekly Update

WOODSMOKE WORK GROUP CONTACT

Billie Toledo, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
billietoledo@pbpnation.org

Andy Bessler, NTAA Project Director
andy.bessler@nau.edu

WOODSMOKE WORK GROUP WEBINARS

July 16, 2020 Presentation by Webster Tasat of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on the state’s wood stove change out programs

Intro To Residential Wood Heating, Health Effects, Particle Pollution and More
Wood Stoves and Wood Stove Changeouts

WOODSMOKE WORK GROUP COMMENT LETTERS

Deadline July 6, 2020: NTAA Comment Letter on Wood Stove Extension Proposal

Click here to see upcoming and previous PRK comment letters!

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

EPA: Indoor Air Quality Wood Smoke
EPA: Burn Wise
EPA: Changeout Campaigns Case Studies
Tribal Healthy Homes Network: Woodsmoke and Smoke Events

STAY IN TOUCH

Calls are typically held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 3 pm ET.

For information on the next call, please check our Calendar or NTAA’s Weekly Update.

WOOD SMOKE WORK GROUP CONTACT:

Billie Toledo, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
billietoledo@pbpnation.org

NTAA Project Director: Andy Bessler
Andy.Bessler@nau.edu

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