Hi, I've just got a wood stove and am waiting for a chimney to be put in, but at least two people I've talked to have said they avoided wood stoves because of allergies. I sometimes have allergy issues too so that makes me worried. I assume the (limited) smoke is going up the chimney not into the house, so what exactly is the issue? Is it ash coming out when cleaning the thing? Breathing emissions when out in the yard? Trouble with dust and chips from the wood itself? Thanks.