Regarding the letter about wood-burning stoves, we are in a very similar position.
My husband is unable to go outside in the evenings, all windows and doors must be closed, whenever the wood burner is alight.
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Our problem at the moment is hunting down the culprit and I wander around looking at chimney pots to try to spot or smell the wood burning. This problem of nose and throat irritation does not affect everyone but those who suffer now have months of discomfort and inconvenience to look forward to.