NTP Review of Wood Smoke
Primary Uses or Exposures
- Wood smoke is a complex mixture consisting of gases, chemicals (such as polyaromatic amines) and fine particles.
- Over 2 million U.S. household use wood as their primary heating fuel; this is especially a problem for people living in the northwest and parts of the northeast.
- Food service workers are exposed from wood smoke for cooking purposes.
- An emerging concern for exposure to wood smoke is from increasing the numbers of wildfires, due in part to climate change.
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|Sep 20, 2013||Federal Register notice requesting public comment on nominated substances|
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