Jan 18, 2023, 12:52PM ISTSource: AP
According to Professor Tim Bertram from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: It’s well-established that cooking has a dramatic impact on indoor air quality. Cooking can impact indoor air quality, both from the cooking process. So emissions from the food that we’re cooking and also the combustion process, which involves either induction or gas or electric. The focus now on gas stoves is due to the emission of nitrogen dioxide or NO2 and fine particulate matter that becomes elevated when using a gas stove. What’s been shown recently is a connection between gas stoves and the prevalence of asthma in children. This connection is presumably due to the emissions of NO2 and fine particulate matter from gas stoves. But we should also remember that there are lots of sources of pollution in the indoor environment that extend well beyond gas stoves themselves. That includes the cooking of food on a range that includes unventilated fireplaces and a wide array of other sources.