Commercial cooking elevates hazardous pollutants in the environment

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 05:35 in Earth & Climate

As you stroll down restaurant row and catch the wonderful aroma of food - steaks, burgers, and grilled veggies - keep this in mind: You may be in an air pollution zone. Scientists in Minnesota are reporting that commercial cooking is a surprisingly large source of a range of air pollutants that could pose risks to human health and the environment. They discussed the topic here today at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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