Are there any types of wood that are unhealthy for you to burn in your fireplace?



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    As far as hardwood vs. softwood, or Douglas Fir vs. Western Red Cedar, no type of wood is more harmful than the next when burning in a fireplace.  But burning wood that is not properly seasoned will produce a LOT of smoke, which when breathed in excess can be harmful to your health.  So when taking wood seasoning into consideration, the type of wood DOES matter – some types of wood season faster/better than others.

    Check out for a great breakdown of the pros and cons of hardwoods vs. softwoods.



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    Unseasoned wood of any variety produces excess creosote which is unhealthy.  The link below offers some basic guidelines for keeping your fire safe and healthy for you.  Enjoy!

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