has a primary interest in reducing outdoor pollutants inside homes, and other spaces where we work and learn. However, our monitoring has identified significant quantities of particles generated inside the home as well.
Efforts to protect a home against outdoor pollutants are limited in their impact if indoor pollutants are concentrated by closing up a home.
The most frequent indoor sources we see are
. We have noticed that participants who diligently use a vented range hood create fewer and smaller particle peaks while cooking.
In collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), we have created a new Home Energy Pros group - KItchen Ventilation - for professionals and homeowners interested in discussing range hoods, pollutant removal efficiencies, cooking strategies, and other ways to reduce exposure to cooking emissions.
Indoor Environment Group
Residential Buildings Group
have been leaders in raising awareness and informing actions to reduce exposure to cooking related pollutants through effective kitchen ventilation. It is an honor to collaborate with them on this endeavor.
We welcome your insights, experiences, resources, and questions in this important forum!