I skimmed the article because I was looking for the scientific/informative parts, but couldn’t find anything more specific than pollutants can build up as you’re cooking your Thanksgiving dinner.
So I’m still left with the question of – what exactly is the pollution and why is it unhealthy? I get that their are VOFs and they vary in terms in how it might impact your health, but couldn’t find anything more specific than that. Humans have lived indoors for centuries now, and we’ve always cooked. What’s making this a more serious issue now than before, or is it?
@RedJim and @tomatotomato – I live in an older house too. Mine isn’t too bad at almost 80, but plenty of houses in my neighborhood are around 100 or more. I understand the appeal of a new house, but I still believe that older houses tend to have better bones (as long as they’ve been maintained well). My house can definitely use a few more upgrades, but I did go through a big reno a few years back that helped transform my kitchens and bathrooms into much more usable space and it made a huge difference.
I recently did allergy testing to find the source of my year-round allergies and learned a few things (dispelled a few myths I had too) and finally have been living with less sinus issues than I have been for decades. I can’t recommend that process enough for anyone who really suffers from year-round allergies.