Health effects in EU and UK from cooking on gas
The EU is currently updating the Ecodesign legislation with regard to cooking appliances. It concerns Ecodesign Regulation EC No 66/2014 on domestic ovens, gas stoves and range hoods and the Energy Label Regulation EC No 65/2014 on domestic ovens and range hoods. In parallel, the United Kingdom (UK) government is conducting a review of these same two regulations, as they are still applicable under UK law. These regulatory reviews present an opportunity to include requirements in both the EU and UK law that necessitate domestic appliances will not expose users to harmful levels of indoor air pollution. Research questions. The main research question to be answered in this study is: What are the health effects from gas cooking appliance indoor air pollution in the EU and UK? Sub research questions are: What are the measured concentrations due to gas cooking appliances of NO2, NO, CO, formaldehyde, methane and ultra-fine particles? How many EU and UK households are expected to exceed the WHO and European limit values for these contaminants due to gas cooking appliances? What are the health costs associated with gas cooking appliances? How will the energy transition, retrofitting and building of airtight new buildings, affect the concentrations of these pollutants? What are the preferred measures to prevent exposure to these contaminants? Which factors should be integrated into a representative field study in Phase II.
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TNO 2022 R12249