A Recent Study Has Found That Cooking On A Gas Stove Could Emit Up To 100 Times More Harmful Nano-Particles Than A Car Exhaust Pipe, Which May Elevate The Risk Of Asthma And Other Respiratory Conditions

The findings revealed that nano-cluster aerosol particles from the gas stove showed remarkable persistence as they traveled throughout the house.

Plus, while many particles quickly settled on various surfaces, the experiments demonstrated that between 10 billion and 1 trillion particles could be deposited in an individual’s airways and the tracheobronchial area of the lungs during the time a stove is in use.

Due to these results, the researchers recommend that families use their exhaust fans while cooking. They think this habit could effectively redirect the particles away from their lungs.

“Since most people don’t turn on their exhaust fan while cooking, having kitchen hoods that activate automatically would be a logical solution,” Boor said.

“Moving forward, we need to think about how to reduce our exposure to all types of indoor air pollutants.”

Additionally, Boor suggested classifying nanocluster aerosol as a separate category of air pollution in light of his team’s research.

To read the study’s complete findings, which have since been published in PNAS Nexus, visit the link here.

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