Study: Cooking on gas is 100 times worse for our health than car exhaust Study: Cooking on gas is 100 times worse for our health than car exhaust

Study: Cooking on gas is 100 times worse for our health than car exhaust

Study: Cooking on gas is 100 times worse for our health than car exhaust

Cooking on a gas stove can produce particles up to 100 times more dangerous than car exhaust, a terrifying new study has revealed.
Researchers from Purdue University found that gas stoves release ultrafine particles that make people more susceptible to asthma and other respiratory diseases.

“These nanoparticles are so small that you can't see them,” associate professor Brandon Burr of Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering told Southwest News Service on Friday. "They're not like dust particles that you might see floating in the air."

"After observing such high concentrations of nanocluster aerosols during gas cooking, we cannot ignore these particles anymore," he added.

Bohr and his team used the latest air quality measuring devices provided by the German company GRIMM AEROSOL TECHNIK in this study.

Through this technique, they were able to measure these tiny, one-nanometer-sized particles while cooking on a gas stove in a “tiny home” laboratory.

The tiny house is equipped with all the features of a typical living space, before it is also equipped with sensors that closely monitor the impact of daily activities on the home's air quality.

The results revealed that the aerosol nanoparticles are very persistent on their journey from the gas stove to the rest of the house.

Although many of the particles spread quickly to other surfaces, experiments indicated that between 10 billion and 1 trillion particles could be deposited in the bronchi and tracheobronchial region of the lungs while the stove was running.

The researchers encourage families to turn on exhaust fans while cooking, which they believe is more likely to redirect particles away from the lungs.

“Since most people do not turn on their exhaust fan while cooking, having kitchen hoods that activate automatically would be a logical solution,” Dr. Burr concluded.

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