Oregon's Hidden Air Pollution Problem: Fossil Fuels in Buildings

Oregon has a fossil fuel problem that is close to home. In fact, it is in our homes. Thanks to a new report we know that burning fossil fuels for heating and water heating creates as much dangerous Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) as the states cement manufacturing and power generation combined. Nitrogen Oxide along with the fine particulate matter (PM2.5), benzene formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide (CO) created from burning gas and propane dirty the air that we breathe both indoors and outside, and increase the risk of health harms like asthma, cardiovascular disease, cancer and premature death. 

You can view the entire report here