Proposal to phase out older wood-burning stoves

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Around 170,000 houses in Sweden are warmed by wood burning stoves, but now the environmental protection agency wants to phase out the older ones, saying they cause dangerous pollution.

There will be exceptions: small settlements, of under 200 people, can have wood burning stoves, and also modern stoves are allowed, ones with lower emissions.

The environmental protection agency says that around 1000 Swedes die early because of pollution from wood burning stoves and the asthma and allergy association agrees it's a problem.