Gas stoves are found in over a third of American homes, and these appliances generate dangerous indoor levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) within just a few minutes of cooking. This report argues that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) can and should take action to address health risks of gas stove emissions by:
- Issuing performance standards for gas stoves and range hoods that focus on reducing risk by increasing ventilation and/or alerting users to unsafe concentrations.
- Requiring warning labels on gas stoves.
- Launching a public campaign to build consumer awareness about the dangers of gas stoves.