Indoor pollution and cooking


by : 
Jane L.


This research project is about indoor pollution and cooking. Today, about 4.6 million people die each year due to air pollution. Air pollution can be linked to many different types of diseases. One of the most serious diseases is lung cancer. This project will address indoor pollution that is caused by cooking and may be linked to lung cancer. An experiment will be conducted to test the amount of pm2.5 and TVOC been produced during different methods of cooking.

Personal Statement

My first introduction to indoor pollution was from a news article. The article stated people who cook might have a higher rate of lung cancer, and after reading the article I decided to do some research on it. I used an air quality testing machine to test the amount of pollution produced by cooking potatoes with different methods. I hope my project will lower the risk of having lung cancer by raising people's awareness..