Are Artificial Logs Eco-Friendly?

Real Simple answers your questions.

Q. Are manufactured logs good or bad for the environment?
Kate Ireland
San Francisco

A. Put down the ax, Paula Bunyan. According to one study,  fire logs like Duraflame and Pine Mountain can emit up to 20 percent less carbon dioxide than regular firewood when burned.

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