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Fixing Stove Hoods To Keep Pollution Out Of The Kitchen

NPR | Sept. 4, 2013 3:15 p.m. | Updated: Sept. 5, 2013 9:50 a.m.

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Lauren Sommer

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Outdoor air pollution is always a concern during the summer, but the air pollution in your kitchen can sometimes be just as harmful. Range hoods are designed to capture the pollutants from your stove, but many models are not effective. There’s currently no way for consumers to know how good a hood is. But, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab are trying to fix that with a new standardized test that manufacturers can use to rate their range hoods.

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