Eating barbecue food can impair your lungs

Researchers have warned that eating food cooked on wood. coal can be harmful for your lungs.

Chronic and acute respiratory disease hospitalizations or deaths were 36 per cent higher among those who eat barbecue frequently as compared to those who cook on electricity/ gas.

This is due to very high levels of pollutants especially very small particles emitted by solid fuels penetrating deep into lungs.

There are approximately 3 billion households who cook their food using coal or wood.