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The good old chimney fire will soon be just a memory that will be told near the heat pump. A prefectural decree plans to ban the use of open fireplaces in Ile-de-France by 2015, reports leparisien.fr.
These chimneys are in fact accused of massively polluting outdoor and indoor air: Airparif thus estimates, in a report published in November 2012 on the assessment of emissions and concentrations of air pollutants by 2020 in Ile-de-France, that "the emissions of atmospheric pollutants from the residential sector from the combustion of wood for main and auxiliary heating uses" are "the largest contributor to PM2,5 emissions (fine particles with a diameter of less than 2,5 micrometers ) ”With 4.100 tonnes per year. This corresponds to a third of the emissions in the Ile-de-France region. Chimneys also emit 4.200 tonnes of PM10 (fine particles with a diameter of less than 10 micrometers), or a quarter of regional emissions.
Cardiopulmonary risks and exacerbation of asthma
According to the different wood heating consumption scenarios studied by Airparif, banning open fireplaces in Ile-de-France as well as replacing old fireplaces with more efficient ones would make it possible to reduce emissions by 50% to 61% fine particles.
Such a measure, which would force the 125.000 owners of Ile-de-France open fireplaces to replace them with inserts or wood stoves, could considerably improve the health of the inhabitants of the region. Isabelle Momas, of Paris Descartes University, recalled in an editorial from the journal Atmospheric Pollution, Climate, Health, Society of November 2012 that "Ecological studies link the daily ambient concentrations of PM10 or PM2,5 and the daily workforce of cardiopulmonary deaths and hospital admissions to emergency departments. Individual studies combine exposure to particles and exacerbation or even occurrence of asthma, respiratory symptoms and reduced ventilatory performance ”. However, "we should not focus on hunting open fireplaces and let the wood particles hide the diesel forest," said Hélène Gassin, vice-president (EELV) of the Ile-de-France regional council.
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