Killer cook­house

Down to Earth - - LETTERS -

"Silent threat" (Oc­to­ber 1-15, 2014) en­vis­ages the need for a safe kitchen. Gone are the days when one used fire­wood and earthen uten­sils for cook­ing. Ur­ban­i­sa­tion has re­placed tra­di­tional meth­ods of cook­ing with easy-to-use mod­ern tech­niques, mak­ing recipes eas­ier with ap­pli­ances like mi­crowave and rice cooker. Peo­ple like to have what they call a "smart kitchen". But smart does not nec­es­sar­ily mean safe. Many peo­ple to­day use te­flon-coated non-stick uten­sils, which pose health haz­ards. The ar­chi­tec­ture, too, is flawed. Most mod­ern kitchens have a com­pact de­sign, which leaves lit­tle room for ven­ti­la­tion.

M VIG­NESH

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