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Title: Factors Impacting Range Hood Use in California Houses and Low-Income Apartments

Abstract

Venting range hoods can control indoor air pollutants emitted during residential cooktop and oven cooking. To quantify their potential benefits, it is important to know how frequently and under what conditions range hoods are operated during cooking. We analyzed data from 54 single family houses and 17 low-income apartments in California in which cooking activities, range hood use, and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) were monitored for one week per home. Range hoods were used for 36% of cooking events in houses and 28% in apartments. The frequency of hood use increased with cooking frequency across homes. In both houses and apartments, the likelihood of hood use during a cooking event increased with the duration of cooktop burner use, but not with the duration of oven use. Actual hood use rates were higher in the homes of participants who self-reported more frequent use in a pre-study survey, but actual use was far lower than self-reported frequency. Residents in single family houses used range hoods more often when cooking caused a discernible increase in PM2.5. In apartments, residents used their range hood more often only when high concentrations of PM2.5 were generated during cooking.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Chongqing Univ. (China). National Center for International Research of Low-Carbon and Green Buildings
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); California Energy Commission; US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
OSTI Identifier:
1756393
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; PIR-16-012; DW-89-9232201-7
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 1660-4601
Publisher:
MDPI
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; indoor air quality; cooking pollutants; kitchen ventilation; occupant survey; particulate matter; nitrogen dioxide; exposure mitigation

Citation Formats

Zhao, Haoran, Chan, Wanyu R., Delp, William W., Tang, Hao, Walker, Iain S., and Singer, Brett C.. Factors Impacting Range Hood Use in California Houses and Low-Income Apartments. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238870.
Zhao, Haoran, Chan, Wanyu R., Delp, William W., Tang, Hao, Walker, Iain S., & Singer, Brett C.. Factors Impacting Range Hood Use in California Houses and Low-Income Apartments. United States. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238870
Zhao, Haoran, Chan, Wanyu R., Delp, William W., Tang, Hao, Walker, Iain S., and Singer, Brett C.. Sat . "Factors Impacting Range Hood Use in California Houses and Low-Income Apartments". United States. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238870. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1756393.
@article{osti_1756393,
title = {Factors Impacting Range Hood Use in California Houses and Low-Income Apartments},
author = {Zhao, Haoran and Chan, Wanyu R. and Delp, William W. and Tang, Hao and Walker, Iain S. and Singer, Brett C.},
abstractNote = {Venting range hoods can control indoor air pollutants emitted during residential cooktop and oven cooking. To quantify their potential benefits, it is important to know how frequently and under what conditions range hoods are operated during cooking. We analyzed data from 54 single family houses and 17 low-income apartments in California in which cooking activities, range hood use, and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) were monitored for one week per home. Range hoods were used for 36% of cooking events in houses and 28% in apartments. The frequency of hood use increased with cooking frequency across homes. In both houses and apartments, the likelihood of hood use during a cooking event increased with the duration of cooktop burner use, but not with the duration of oven use. Actual hood use rates were higher in the homes of participants who self-reported more frequent use in a pre-study survey, but actual use was far lower than self-reported frequency. Residents in single family houses used range hoods more often when cooking caused a discernible increase in PM2.5. In apartments, residents used their range hood more often only when high concentrations of PM2.5 were generated during cooking.},
doi = {10.3390/ijerph17238870},
journal = {International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health},
number = 23,
volume = 17,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {11}
}

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