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THE 2022 FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
22 October - 13 November
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Managing air pollution from wood burning stoves

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What’s on offer?

This workshop will explore the latest research into efforts at controlling local air pollution from wood burning stoves, particularly in urban areas. The workshop will involve three speakers. Each will be allocated 10-15 minutes to present, followed by a 45-minute discussion with attendees. This will be delivered through Microsoft Teams. 

What’s it about?

Airborne particles are associated with asthma in children, as well as strokes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and lung cancer in adults. In the UK 17% of these emissions originate from wood burning stoves; a figure that has more than doubled since 2003. Drawing from research at the intersection of the social- and natural-sciences, this event will directly challenge popular opinion on wood burners as harmless. Attendees will come away from the event with knowledge of the health risks of stove use, how to minimise indoor and outdoor exposure, and why the regulatory landscape needs changing to improve public health. 

Who’s leading the event?

Dr James Heydon, Assistant Professor in Criminology, University of Nottingham

Open to

Adults

Of particular interest to

Those who own wood burning stoves or are interested in lowering emissions

Event booking deadline

Bookings open until the start of the event