Particle pollution from wood burning in Netherlands

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords wood burning, particle pollution, health Netherlands
Start date 2015
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Media and medical community revealed the negative effect on health from burning of wood (firewood) with fine particles
Barriers for dialogue Specialists are especially concerned that infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and people suffering from allergies, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, or other heart or lung disease (COPD) are seriously threatened by the pollution caused by wood smoke. Wood smoke can also damage DNA.
Forums for dialogue more studies on the topic due to alternative results
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation