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DMS500 monitoring ambient PM in a room with a lit wood stove

Nanoparticles from a wood stove

Impact of a wood stove on indoor air quality

Wood stoves are often considered sources of significant indoor air pollution, but the data supporting this claim is limited and there are no clear reporting standards.

To help address this problem, we used the Fast Aerosol Analyzer (DMS500 Mk2) to monitor the exposure to sub-micron particles when operating a wood stove. We found out that users are not directly affected by the hot fumes when reloading the stove, but that the particles released cause a lasting change in the shape of the ambient particle size distribution.

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