A Realistic Solution to Gas Stove Pollution
Gas stoves are a dangerous source of indoor air pollution. The Consumer Product Safety Commission won’t be banning them, but it can make them safer, explains Laura Figueroa.
4 Things to Know About the Gas Stove Frenzy
Researchers at the Institute for Policy Integrity released a report calling for gas stoves to be sold with warning labels and requirements for better ventilation, while pointing to studies concluding that low-income households and people of color were more likely to live in homes with poor ventilation.
Will There Be a Gas Stove Ban? Here’s What To Know
A report by the Institute for Policy Integrity says that natural gas stoves produce dangerous levels of air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter. These pollutants a stove can emit can exacerbate asthma and are linked to other diseases, like inflammation of organs and cancer, according to the Institute for Policy Integrity report.
"Causal relationships between adverse health effects and [particulate matter] have been found at long-term exposure levels well below [the Environmental Protection Agency's] ambient limits for outdoor air, which indoor concentrations caused by gas stoves likely exceed," the report said.
Biden Does Not Support Banning Gas Stoves, White House Says
Gas stoves, particularly those that are not well ventilated — or for which homeowners do not consistently use ventilation — emit air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and fine particulate matter into the home at levels the Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization have said are unsafe and that are linked to respiratory illness, including asthma, cardiovascular problems, cancer and other health conditions. That’s according to reports by groups such as the Institute for Policy Integrity and the American Chemical Society.
The Gas Stove Regulation Uproar, Explained
The CPSC, already walking back some of Trumka’s initial statements, is likely to settle on a compromise approach. A report from New York University Policy Integrity this spring detailed some of those options, including requiring that stoves be sold with hoods, establishing performance standards for those hoods, or equipping gas stoves with sensors that alert the user of pollution concentrations.
“No one’s going to walk into their kitchen tomorrow morning and find a hole where the gas range used to be,” the NYU report co-author, Jack Lienke, said. “The bottom line is that Congress created the CPSC to ensure that consumer products — including home appliances — are reasonably safe. A growing body of evidence indicates that gas stoves aren’t. If the Commission ignored this reality, it wouldn’t be doing its job.”
Why US Regulators Are Considering a Ban on Gas Stoves
Gas burning stoves are getting a second look not just from groups concerned about their contribution to global warming but from US regulators, who are raising concerns about health hazards as well. Natural gas stoves emit air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and fine particulate matter at levels the US Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization have said are unsafe and linked to respiratory illness, cardiovascular problems, cancer and other health conditions, according to reports by groups including the Institute for Policy Integrity and the American Chemical Society.
Federal Agency Is Considering a Ban on Gas Stoves in the U.S., Report Says: ‘Hidden Hazard’
A federal agency is reportedly considering a ban on gas stoves on the heels of rising concern about harmful indoor air pollutants emitted by the appliances. Gas stoves, used in more than 40 million U.S. homes, emit air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and fine particulate matter at levels the Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization said are unsafe and linked to respiratory disease, heart issues, cancer and other medical problems, according to reports by groups such as the Institute for Policy Integrity and the American Chemical Society.
What to Know About Gas Stoves and the Biden Admin’s Potential Ban
Political momentum against gas stoves — a fixture in more than a third of homes in the U.S. — is mounting as more information comes to light about their impact on indoor air quality and respiratory health. Stoves and ovens can emit carcinogenic chemicals such as benzene at levels high enough to exceed public health standards, according to a study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology in October. Children of color living in low-income households are particularly at risk, according to the Institute for Policy Integrity.
Biden se mete hasta la cocina: su administración sopesa prohibir las estufas de gas
Hace un par de días una nueva investigación de grupos como el Institute for Policy Integrity y la American Chemical Society refirió que las estufas de gas natural pueden causar problemas respiratorios y de salud porque emiten contaminantes de aire como dióxido de nitrógeno, monóxido de carbono y partículas finas a niveles que la EPA y la Organización Mundial de la Salud han dicho que son inseguros y están relacionados con enfermedades como cardiovasculares, cáncer, así como otras condiciones de salud. Razón por la que es muy probable que millones de estadounidenses dejen de lado sus estufas por tratarse de “un peligro oculto”, dijo el comisionado de la CPSC, Richard Trumka Jr. a Bloomberg. Según New York Post, la administración Biden está considerando dicha prohibición.
Biden Official Backs Off Gas Stove Ban Talk After Backlash
It’s getting hot in here. A Biden-appointed commissioner at the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission tried to turn down the temperature after a report that the agency was considering a national ban on gas stoves because they emit harmful pollutants. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned,” he told the news outlet. According to Bloomberg, recent studies by the American Chemical Society and New York University Law School’s Institute for Policy Integrity found gas stoves emit pollutants like nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and fine matter at levels considered unsafe by the Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization.