Gas Stoves Negatively Impact Health Study Finds

A report by Rocky Mountain Institute, along with Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sierra Club, and Mothers Out Front, found that gas stoves can exacerbate conditions like asthma due to hazardous levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and other unregulated pollutants that they produce indoors. The study examined the last two decades of scientific research on the health effects of gas stoves. It provides policy recommendations to prevent the human and environmental health impact of gas stoves as it suggests a transition to electric stoves. This research is especially useful during the pandemic  when most Americans, adults and children (children are more susceptible to illness from air pollution), are spending more time at home.