Commercial Char Broilers Cause Heavy Pollution

by Kathy Jones on  September 22, 2012 at 6:42 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
A new study conducted by researchers at University of California, Riverside, reveals that commercial char broilers, often used in fast food joints, pollute the environment more than an 18-wheel truck.
 Commercial Char Broilers Cause Heavy Pollution
Commercial Char Broilers Cause Heavy Pollution

Researchers said that the amount of particulate matter released by the char broilers into the environment was similar to the quantity released by an 18-wheeler after traveling for more than 140 miles.

"Emissions from commercial char broilers are a very significant uncontrolled source of particulate matter more than twice the contribution by all of the heavy-duty diesel trucks. For comparison, an 18-wheeler diesel-engine truck would have to drive 143 miles on the freeway to put out the same mass of particles as a single charbroiled hamburger patty", lead researcher Bill Welch said.

Source: Medindia

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