Outdoor Wood Boilers

picture showing a typical outdoor wood boiler

Outdoor wood boilers (OWBs) can produce a lot of smoke that contains high levels of particles, carbon monoxide and other chemicals. Smoke from OWBs can cause health problems for the people who use them and their neighbors. The links below provide more information on OWBs.

The New York State Department of Health conducted a pilot project, followed by a larger research study, to evaluate the potential for increased smoke exposures among some people living near OWBs.