Dangers of Cooking Gas in Indoor Air Pollution

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: 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… Read More

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Air Quality : Don’t Gamble With It

When thinking of air pollution, you probably think of giant industrial smokestacks or thousands of cars in traffic congestion. Perhaps you visualize the smoggy haze that clings to big cities or imagine what acid rain sounds like. Thinking of air pollution, you think of the air outside and luckily you can retreat to the safety of the clean air in your home, right? Actually, the air quality in your home can be worse than the air quality outside. It’s easy to believe that the air quality outside is worse than the air quality inside. We know about air pollution and acid rain, we can see smoke and smell exhaust, and we… Read More

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The Soot Crisis in Port-Harcourt

There is growing outcry and understandable anxiety in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, over increasing presence of black soot, resulting in poor air quality. Last week, the government expressed concern about the situation and linked the soot to the activities of illegal oil refineries, bunkers and burning of tyres. Critical stakeholders should be concerned about this lingering problem that has become a serious public health issue. Doctors in Port Harcourt have already confirmed an increase in the number of people with breathing difficulty, according to reports. Since the last quarter of 2016, the black soot has become an environmental issue for residents of Port Harcourt. Scientists have determined that the… Read More

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