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Burgers Destroying the Ozone?

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There’s not much better than a charbroiled burger. It’s even been show to be better for your heart, but a new study claims that that charbroiled burger is a significant threat to our ozone layer.

Why, you ask? Because commercial charbroilers and counter-top grills bring morel grease, heat, smoke, water vapor, and products of combustion than a diesel truck would  produce.

This research pretty much matches up with a 2007 report by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which discovered that “emissions from commercial charbroilers were more than twice the contribution of the heavy-duty diesel trucks.”

Researcher Bill Welch says “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.”

If you are someone who wants to be environmentally friendly, you might re-think your actions the next time you want to toss a burger on the coals.

[Medical Daily]

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