Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 01, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitaminsand nutritional supplements, supports a recent study that shows there is more pollution in a household kitchen than in many metropolitan areas.
The new research done by the University of Sheffield has some interesting results. Researchers studied three residential buildings that utilized different types of energy (gas or electric cookers). They monitored levels of pollutants that are known to cause health damage, especially in the elderly and in individuals with respiratory (lung function) and cardiovascular problems. They measured the pollutant levels over a period of four weeks. The pollutants measured were carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and small particles that are able to penetrate into the lungs, potentially having an impact on lung function.
The results showed that nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels were three times higher in units that had gas cookers than levels measured outside of the property, including city center hot spots. Additionally, the levels measured in the units with gas cookers were higher than the United Kingdom Indoor Air Quality Guidance recommended levels. Additionally, the average particle concentrations for all pollutants measured in kitchens that had gas cookers were higher than the recommended outdoor levels set by the government in both England and London.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health, Dr. Victor Marchione says, “Exposure to air pollutants can result in damage to the skin, eyes and other body systems but it primarily affects the respiratory system. Hazardous pollutants can lead to more serious health concerns including cancer, damage to the immune system, neurological damage, reproductive and developmental damage.” According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the effects of indoor air pollution include headaches, tiredness, dizziness, nausea and throat irritation. They state that more serious effects include cancer and exacerbation of chronic health conditions, including asthma.
Jim Chiang, CEO of Bel Marra Health also commented on the findings, saying, “This study shows the need for additional research in this area in an effort to reduce the chance of damage to our health. We need to be more aware of indoor pollution and the long term health damage that it can cause.”
(SOURCE: “The University of Sheffield”, Study shows pollution levels in some kitchens are higher than city centre hotspots, May 31, 2012)
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