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Looking for hazardous pollutants in your kitchen

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 2:22pm

 

 

For decades, teams of Berkeley Lab scientists have investigated the ways that indoor air quality affects human health. In Berkeley Lab's test kitchen scientist Brett Singer and his team are measuring the pollutants emitted by cooking foods and evaluating how effective various range hoods are in capturing the pollutants.

In an unprecedented recent study, the scientists estimated that 60% 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.

Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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