8 Ways Your Fireplace Could Be Actually Toxic

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It can worsen asthma symptoms

Unfortunately, your fireplace can be a favorable environment for chemicals that are dangerous to your health. In addition, if you suffer from asthma, you have to pay attention to any trigger that can lead to an asthma attack, and your fireplace is one of them.  

As we said before, fine particles from wood smoke could emphasize your breathing problems and can be really dangerous for people with asthma. Make sure that your fireplace is safe and try to ventilate the house daily.

“Asthmatics should avoid open fires,” says Dr. Tong. “If that is the only way to stay warm, then exercise caution and wear an N95 mask.”

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