Gas Stoves: A Hidden Threat to Your Health and How Aura Air Can Help
Are you aware of the risks associated with gas stoves? Cooking with gas stoves creates nitrogen dioxide and releases additional tiny airborne particles known as PM2.5, both of which are lung irritants. Nitrogen dioxide has been linked with childhood asthma. During 2019 alone, almost two million cases worldwide of new childhood asthma were estimated to be due to nitrogen dioxide pollution.
Children living in households that use gas stoves for cooking are 42% more likely to have asthma, according to an analysis of observational research. While observational studies can’t prove that cooking with gas is the direct cause of asthma, data also show that the higher the nitrogen dioxide level, the more severe the asthma symptoms in children and adults.
Cooking and baking done with gas appliances can give off high concentrations of nitrogen dioxide. A recent study published by researchers at Stanford calculated that the emission of nitrogen dioxide from certain gas burners or ovens rose above the standard set for outdoors by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) within a few minutes. Currently, the EPA has set no standard for safe levels indoors.
Organizations like the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Medical Association are trying to raise clinician and public awareness about these risks. Yet much of this information still comes as a surprise to many.
At Aura Air, we understand the importance of maintaining healthy indoor air quality, especially in the home. That's why we've developed a smart air purification system that not only filters and disinfects indoor air through a unique four-stage purification process but also monitors air quality in real time. Our system captures and kills 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, germs, and allergens, making it the perfect solution for households that use gas stoves.
Our patented Ray Filter, the second stage of our four-stage purification process, consists of three unique antibacterial layers that target fine particles, germs, odors, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold spores. The Sterionizer, the third stage, releases positive and negative ions to freshen up your indoor space and remove any remaining harmful pollutants. Finally, the UVC LEDs in the fourth stage, kill bacteria, viruses, and parasites by destroying their integral membrane.