Ever wondered what the smoke from your coal fire is doing to your body? What it might be doing to your children? There are a few health risks that can be caused by the smoke of coal. Coal that produces a large amount of smoke can give your body a lot of health risks, for example; substantial evidence shows that exposure to smoke from the use of solid fuels in the home increases the risk of acute lower respiratory infections. This can have extreme negative effects on young children, as well as many adults. Exposure to household air pollution such as coal smoke accounts for more than half of deaths to childhood pneumonia in children under five years of age.
As a lot of us already know, smoke can also lead to lung cancer. Evidence has shown that individuals exposed to smoke from coal fires in the home have an elevated risk of lung cancer.
As well as in the household, there is also the environment to consider and the pollution effects that coal will have on the atmosphere. Air pollution caused by coal combustion can act on the respiratory system, contributing to serious health effects including asthma, lung disease and lung cancer, and adversely affect normal lung development in children.
Don’t take this as we’re trying to scare you- we’re trying to help you and make your coal fire safer for you and your family. At Pearson Fuels, we offer smokeless coals, reducing all effects of normal coal, meaning that you can enjoy the warmth of a fire without the negative impacts to your health!
There are many benefits and positives of using smokeless coals, as it can improve the effects of health and the environment. Smokeless coal was invented in the 1940’s and 50’s to tackle the problem of air pollution from the burning of normal coal. Smoky coal was leading to health issues including the premature deaths of thousands of people in the UK every year. Unlike house coal, smokeless coal is suitable for a few different appliances, due to its great heating performance and attractive flame.
Smokeless coal is also more cost effective than your normal house coal. They burn hotter for longer, meaning you need to refuel your appliance less often. Since there is less smoke it decreases many of the health risks that smoky coals increases keeping your family home healthier for you and your loved ones.
Don’t just take our word for it, try out our smokeless coal yourself. We’d love to hear what you think!