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Can wood furnaces bother people who have allergies or asthma?
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Yes
Asthmatics have a varied amount of triggers.
For some people, extreme cold will bring on symptoms. For others, smoke could bring on symptoms. For people who get worse with smoke, wood furnaces could pose a problem.

In brief: Yes
Asthmatics have a varied amount of triggers.
For some people, extreme cold will bring on symptoms. For others, smoke could bring on symptoms. For people who get worse with smoke, wood furnaces could pose a problem.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It is not necessarily the allergy but the particles in the smoke that act as irritants in asthmatics, COPD and other pulmonary diseases.
Worldwide the burning indoors of "biomass" fuel like wood accounts for a large amount of lung disease at least on the level of tobacco smoke.

In brief: Yes
It is not necessarily the allergy but the particles in the smoke that act as irritants in asthmatics, COPD and other pulmonary diseases.
Worldwide the burning indoors of "biomass" fuel like wood accounts for a large amount of lung disease at least on the level of tobacco smoke.
Dr. Richard Williams
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