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Pollution from 'smokeless' coal fire as bad as smoky fuels

1,200 people die a year due to unclean air

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Dirty fuel: Burning just a few kilogrammes of fuel ‘gives off the same pollution as driving a diesel car for thousands of kilometres

Dirty fuel: Burning just a few kilogrammes of fuel ‘gives off the same pollution as driving a diesel car for thousands of kilometres

Dirty fuel: Burning just a few kilogrammes of fuel ‘gives off the same pollution as driving a diesel car for thousands of kilometres

Burning smokeless coal in household stoves is a major source of air pollution despite its apparent clean credentials.

There is little difference between smokeless and smoky coal and the pollution is worsened when firelighters are used, the University College Dublin study found.


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