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““Burn Wise :60-second PSA”


If you use a wood stove or fireplace, learn before you burn. Breathing wood smoke can affect your health. To save money and have a safer and healthier home, remember these three tips:

First: Burn only dry, seasoned wood. Never burn wet, green, painted, or treated wood --- or trash! Start with clean newspaper and dry kindling. Maintain a hot fire — and don’t let it smolder.

Second: Have a certified professional inspect and service your wood stove or fireplace annually. If you smell smoke in your home, something may be wrong. It’s important to clean dangerous soot to help keep it working properly.

And third: Upgrade to an efficient, EPA-approved wood stove or fireplace insert. Modern wood-burning appliances are more efficient and emit less smoke and carbon monoxide to keep your home warmer, your fuel bill lower, and your family safer.

Remember — Burn Wise! Burn the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance.

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This public service announcement was brought to you by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and _(STATION CALL LETTERS)_.

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