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Air pollution in your home from cooking


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Air pollution in your home from cooking

Bkeats | Jul 23, 2013 10:13 AM

from the story about the air quality in your home

Emissions of nitrogen dioxide in homes with gas stoves exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s definition of clean air in an estimated 55 percent to 70 percent of those homes, according to one model; a quarter of them have air quality worse than the worst recorded smog (nitrogen dioxide) event in London. Cooking represents one of the single largest contributors, generating particulate matter (formally known as PM2.5) at concentrations four times greater than major haze events in Beijing.

and here's the kicker

the population-wide health impact of indoor pollutants is on a par with that of car accidents, and greater than that of traditional concerns like secondhand smoke or radon

So be healthy, don't cook in your kitchen. Eat out. All the non-cookers can now have a great health justification for not cooking.

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