The New York Times recently published findings that a huge source of pollution we breathe is actually caused by our kitchens. As it turns out, the heating of fat, oils and carbohydrates makes organic compounds that are indeed considered contaminants. Perhaps more worrying is that since these smells are generally acceptable to us, we are unaware of the inherent dangers and less likely to act upon them.

Bacon and Eggs in Frying Pan

Our recommendation is to have (and Use!) a good kitchen vent set up that goes all the way outside the building envelope. Additionally, an air to air exchanger to bring in fresh air to these tighter built homes can do wonders.

I have attached the link to the NY Times article below, give it a read, there is some interesting information in there…