Commentary: Gas Cooking and Child Respiratory Health—Time to Identify the Culprits?

(International Journal of Epidemiology) Commentary on a meta-analysis of the effect of indoor nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and gas cooking on childhood asthma and wheeze. The analysis finds that the risk of asthma increases by 32% when a gas cooker is present in the home, and the risk of wheeze increases by 15% for a 15 ppb increase in NO2. The study supports the idea that gas cooking is a significant source of indoor air pollution and highlights the need for effective control measures of gas cooking-related emissions.

Vrijheid, M., (2013) Commentary: Gas cooking and child respiratory health—time to identify the culprits?, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 42, Issue 6, Pages 1737–1739,

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