Healthy Hearths mean healthy lungs

That’s why SCAQMD is helping Southern California residents find ways to reduce air pollution from wood-burning fireplaces. Wood smoke contains gases and tiny particles known as PM2.5 that lodge deep in your lungs and can be harmful to your health.

But there are ways to make a difference. On this website, you will find the knowledge and tools you need to “burn clean.” So take a look around and turn your hearth into a “Healthy Hearth.”

Healthy Hearths Video

Want to know exactly how wood smoke is harmful? Looking to stop burning wood but still enjoy a cozy fire? Check out our Healthy Hearths video!

Healthy Hearths Quiz

True or false: Residential wood burning contributes more fine particle pollution to Southern California’s air than all of the power plants in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties combined.

Think you know the answer? Take our Healthy Hearths quiz and test your knowledge of pollution trivia. You might be surprised at what you find!

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