What has the greatest influence on air pollution since sliced bread? Toast.
A new study from the University of Texas at Austin warns that toasters, candles, and other household smoke makers expose people to more air pollution than standing in a busy intersection does, the Times of London reported.
The most dangerous of these is toasters, which immediately send toxic particles into the air once they’re turned on, researcher Marina Vance told the Times.
Burnt toast is particularly harmful. If you can’t quit the buttered bread, researchers suggest only heating it to light crisp.
Other culprits include house cleaners, air purifiers and sprays.
Cooking activities like roasting and frying can also pollute the air in your home.