Air Quality: Better Rethink Your Wood-Fired Pizza

Photo by Flickr user jsnsndr, via Grist

Photo by Flickr user jsnsndr, via Grist

A small town in Italy just banned traditional pizza ovens in restaurants because they were causing too much air pollution. The idea that smoke from cooking fires can cause harm isn’t new. Millions of people die every year from the indoor air pollution caused by old-fashioned cooking techniques. And grilled meat is the largest source of particulate-matter pollution in Southern California. (Diesel engine, still produce more nitrogen oxides — often seen as the biggest air pollution problem.)

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