Hazardous Kitchen Fumes Found Nemesis: Here is the Solution26 Oct 2021
No aroma floating in the air can be better than the one that of a favorite food being cooked in a kitchen. But bear in mind that it can end up inflicting more harm than any good as it may also be a source of hazardous toxins and gases that could worsen the air quality inside a home.
Let’s take a plunge into some discussion mode as to how kitchen fumes can unexpectedly spark off respiratory diseases and what needs to be done to purify the indoor air.
Cooking food is an integral part of our daily routine—it might be fun for some people, while it can be a good reason for families and friends to get together to treat their taste buds. What if it is said that exposure to kitchen fumes can be hazardous? Yes, it is. Inhaling kitchen fumes is so harmful that it has been termed “the killer in the kitchen.”
According to the California Environmental Protection Agency, air quality in kitchen can be more harmful for children and people with asthma symptoms and other chronic diseases.
Cooking is one of the major causes of poor indoor air quality—fumes emitted from the kitchen comprise carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, volatile hydrocarbons, etc. Some other factors such as cooking oil, food additives, poor ventilation, and the cooking fuel may emit hazardous substances.
Biggest Culprits For Poor Air Quality in Kitchen:
Natural gas and propane stoves are the biggest sources of impurities. While in use, they produce carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde and particulate matter. In a study, conducted by the California Air Resources Board (ARB), deep frying on gas stoves is found to have been producing the highest level of indoor nitrogen dioxide.
Gas and electric ovens can add particulate matter and formaldehyde to the indoor air if they are used regularly. Pyrolytic (self-cleaning) ovens might be an expedient appliance in a kitchen, but they can produce the highest level of toxins. They use pyrolysis process to burn out the food waste—as a result, a high level of particulate matter and other harmful fumes are produced during the process.
Remedying Poor Air Quality in Kitchen
Switching over to takeout foods hardly makes any sense, just because preparing foods at home contaminates the indoor air. Instead, you need to go for some effective measures to make sure the air in your kitchen is not contaminated.
· Proper Ventilation
Proper ventilation lets fresh air flow inside. It removes harmful particles and toxin fumes and improves the air quality we breathe in home. It also reduces the growth of other contaminants onto cabinets, surface, walls, and drapes.
· Air Purification System
With kitchen being an enduring source of many airborne contaminants, using an advanced air treatment system can be one of the most effective measures for reducing the level of indoor air pollution.
Unlike ordinary air purifiers that suppress the odour and contaminates, an air purification system destroys the contaminants completely using advanced air filtration system.
If we look at the available options up for the sale, PetriMed CA™ Air Purification System looks a way better than any other ordinary air purifiers. Without releasing additional particles in the air, it can capture 99.999% of dust and allergens using Canadian Technology.
As for the particulate matter (PM) and other contaminants, it uses H14 ISO 50U HEPA filter to trap and destroy the particles as small as 0.1 microns to some extent. In addition, it uses high-end filtration technologies, which are better than the filters used in medical and aviation industry. It boasts of high-quality activated carbon to eliminate unpleasant odors, ionic catalytic coat to decompose formaldehyde, ammonia, NOx, and TVOC, UV-C disinfector to destroy bacteria and viruses, and ionizer.
In a nutshell, investing in high-end air treatment system in the times of virus and bacteria ensures you and your family breathe in clean and healthy air in your home.
Written By: Mr. Nishant Gupta (M.sc Microbiology)