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How to prevent dryer fires

Clothes Dryer Fire Safety

Facts about home clothes dryer fires 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5...

Common Causes of Dryer Fires

Clothes dryer fires are more common than you might think. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that dryers and washing machines cause...

Air Quality Index

What is AirNow?

AirNow is your one-stop source for air quality data. Our recently redesigned site highlights air quality in your local area...

Fires and Your Health

Smoke is made up of a complex mixture of gases and fine particles produced when wood and other organic materials...

Wood burning fireplace insert with glass door

Burning Wood Produces Wood Smoke and Air Pollution

Smoke from neighborhood stoves and fireplaces, a common source of both odor and reduced visibility, greatly contributes to the air pollution problems people complain about most.

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