This is the facts that I have experienced since moving to the current house 6 years ago ( I am in Australia).
The current neighbor here uses wood fire to keep warm.
Whenever their fire is on, our back yard and inside the house would be filled with smoke, smoke is trapped inside our house and it makes it hard for me to breathe. Note the selfish neighbor has their house built right against our backyard.
We have put up with the smoke for so many years. I have never touched a cigarette in my life, last year I cough up blood, I always have bloody nose whenever their wood fire is on. And my throat is always sore as well when the wood fire is on. I had CT scan on my lung done as it’s was a lot of blood came out of my mouth. I was so scared. Although the scan was clear.
However I always has this doubt that the blood was associated with breathing in filthy smoky air.
You have to believe it, smoke from wood fire is definitely no good for health.
It causes a lot of stress to our family too with two young kids. My kids have soar eyes. What can we do? Where can I seek help if the council cannot help? Note the council has inspected their fireplace and they said they need to have evidence that the smoke is so bad, but the wood fire only starts afterhours at night time after the council workers have knocked off work.
Any legal channels to sort the problem? NOte we have spoke to the neighbor and invite them to come to our house to smell the smoke, and the selfish people said they did not care, they need heating and they like the smell.