Well actually it is worse then that. Particulates from road transport are the third largest source…
Form the governments own report
Emissions from road transport accounted for 14 per cent of PM10 and 13 per
cent of PM2.5 in 2015 and is the third largest source after combustion in
residential, public, commercial & agricultural sectors, and industrial processes.
The contribution from the category covering combustion in the residential,
public, commercial & agricultural sectors has increased over recent years and
peaked in 2013 at 51 kilotonnes PM10 and 50 kilotonnes PM2.5. In 2014 there
was reduced fuel demand in the domestic sector but consumption increased
again in 2015 and estimated emissions from residential, public, commercial
combustion were 48 kilotonnes for PM10 and 47 kilotonnes for PM2.5. Most of
the emissions from residential, public, commercial combustion in these last 3
years – 79 per cent for both pollutants - are from the use of wood as a
Personally I will use mine sensibly and rarely and I have specifically got a dual fuel one so that I can burn smokeless fuels - not wood.