No. It occurs because of the heating of ultrafine particles that exist in the air.
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Oh! Haha, yes I agree with you on that point!
Merriam-Webster: Catalyze: "to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind)"
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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