Stockholm, Sweden, December 23, 2016 – People planning to cook up a storm for family and friends in the kitchen during the festive season may want to make sure their kitchens are well ventilated to ensure their cookathons don’t become home ‘airmeggedons’.
The problem? An independent American research study indicates cooking can cause high levels of air pollution that exceed safety recommendations set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Researchers at the U.S. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that cooking can cause significantly high levels of air pollution.
The Berkeley Lab study indicated that the aggregate health consequences of poor indoor air quality—of which cooking is the major but not sole source—are as significant as those from all traffic accidents or infectious diseases in the United States.
And in a more recent study, Berkley Lab scientists Jennifer Logue and Brett Singer estimated that 60 percent of homes in California that cook at least once a week with a gas stove can reach pollutant levels that would be illegal if found outdoors.
The research team said that equates to twelve million Californians being exposed regularly to excessive levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), an airborne pollutant sparking increased respiratory problems such as wheezing, coughing, colds, flu and bronchitis.
But home chefs need not despair this holiday season – there are relatively easy solutions to help avoid the airborne problems caused by cooking.
Good ventilation is the key according to scientist Brett Singer, who recommends the use of range hoods that exhaust to the outside while cooking. Another option is to use an indoor air purifier such as those innovated by Blueair, which can remove up to 99.97% of particles at 0.1 micron.
Blueair filters harness the company’s patented HEPASilent technology, a revolutionary combination of the best in electrostatic and mechanical filtration, to remove virtually all harmful particles from the air. Widely acclaimed for their sleek design, Blueair’s unique optional Smokestop filters are especially engineered to remove cooking odors, smoke and volatile organic compounds, which makes them an ideal complement for the kitchen.
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