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  • Marie B. 2 months ago
    Doesn't that depend on what one cooks?
  • John D. 2 months ago
    Oh please... Catalyst not cause.
  • Rebecca D. 2 months ago
    While I appreciate the valid point of the question, this one frustrates me because stoves can effect pollution (as in the explanation to the answer), but they are not, in and of themselves, a source of pollution.
    • Terry M. 2 months ago
      I believe it says, "cause pollution." Not a, "source."
    • BenD@Recyclebank 2 months ago

      The logic behind this was that stoves can create a more polluted environment by volatilizing dust particles, which would otherwise be less damaging.

      From the Berkeley (science) Lab:

      "The indoor pollutant that scientists believe may be most harmful to human health is particles, including fine particles, which are less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, and ultrafine particles, which are smaller than 1 micrometer. They are produced by both gas and electric burners and by cooking. They are potentially very harmful because they can enter the lungs and, for the smaller particles, enter the bloodstream or other tissues."

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