Reading this topic, the first impression may be feelings of disbelief with statements like “but I have been using cooking gas for years now and I haven’t had any health issues related to it” or I am a cook and have been using cooking gas and I am fine. We will understand adequate responses to these concerns as we continue.
cooking gas is mostly a piece of kitchen equipment or apparatus as the case may be, used for only one purpose, to generate a heat source for cooking meals in our homes, eateries, and restaurants.
This kitchen essential contains either natural gas (methane) or LPG. If it is LPG, cooking gas contains either propane, butane, or a mixture of both. What is LPG? Colloquially known as “cylinder gas”, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) is a source of energy used for cooking, heating, and other similar activities. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a colorless liquid that readily evaporates into a gas when released.
How Does Cooking Gas Affect Our Health
Now, how does it affect Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)? Indoor air quality refers to the air quality within buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.
Today, people use a variety of heat sources to cook their meals, these heat sources include gas, wood, coal, and electricity. However, it is important to note that each of these heat sources can create indoor air pollution during cooking. Natural gas and propane stoves produce about twice as much PM2.5 as electricity cooking sources. It also produces Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and Formaldehyde (CH2O or HCHO), which can be toxic to human health. All of these pollutants are sources of health risks and as a result, must be managed adequately. Using cooking gas, wood stove, or fireplace to cook can result in high levels of indoor air pollution which can result in several health challenges.
These health problems include nose and throat irritation, heart disease, lung cancer, and respiratory diseases such as emphysema. Young children, the elderly, people with asthma, and people with heart or lung diseases are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of indoor air pollution.
While trying to control indoor air pollution, it is important to note that we first work towards eliminating or controlling the sources of pollution (Source Control). We can also try to dilute and exhaust pollutants through outdoor air ventilation (Ventilation). Finally, when source control or Ventilation is not possible, air cleaning remains the best option – This is removing the air pollutants through proven air cleansing methods.
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