Kitchen Pollution Solutions

StoveWho would’ve thought that cooking in the safety of your own home would create such a pollution hazard?

I know it was definitely a surprise to me.

In the New York Times article, “The Kitchen as a Pollution Hazard,” Peter Andrey Smith informs readers on how pollution in the home can simply mean using oil in a pan. He explains that acts such as grilling chicken or toasting bread exude chemicals that can cause long term effects on the body.

It may be quite unsatisfactory to refrain from all use of electric or gas appliances used in cooking, as they are essential products in a kitchen. It is, however, possible to lessen the amount these appliances are used and the amount of pollution that comes from each use.

After reading the article I was stunned by the information given, but I could also see how cooking could produce the pollution.

Scientists and specialists are in dialogue about this issue and have opened up the conversation to the public in the search to find a solution.

KitchenI have decided to join the conversation by providing a few solutions that could easily be implemented to reduce the pollution count in anyone’s home.

  1. Turn on the overhead fan on the stove when cooking. This reduces the amount of smoke when frying or grilling.
  2. Open a window. This is a good option for those who may not have a fan on their stove, but it is still good to open a window even if a fan is available.
  3. Choose healthier options for a while that don’t require cooking appliances.

Here’s a salad recipe my family and I use and make in a huge mixing bowl which lasts us for about a week.

Ingredients to use:

Romaine lettuce

Spinach

Arugula

Black olives

Tomatoes

Mushrooms

Red onion

Cilantro

Yellow, Orange, Green, Red Bell peppers

Vegan food

 

Chelsea Felton

Chelsea Felton was born and raised in the Los Angeles County. She is a current student at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California studying English and journalism. She has a passion for issues of self-esteem, identity, beauty, and love. She has a love for all things art, but a special place in her heart for written works. More specifically, poetry is her deepest interest. She has written a multitude of poems and is now looking to dedicate more time to her craft to find her own style and voice. She plans to someday send a series of novels to publish along with books of poetry as well.

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Author: Chelsea Felton

Chelsea Felton was born and raised in the Los Angeles County. She is a current student at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California studying English and journalism. She has a passion for issues of self-esteem, identity, beauty, and love. She has a love for all things art, but a special place in her heart for written works. More specifically, poetry is her deepest interest. She has written a multitude of poems and is now looking to dedicate more time to her craft to find her own style and voice. She plans to someday send a series of novels to publish along with books of poetry as well.

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