Worried About Your Gas Stove? Here’s What to Do.

Worried that using your gas stove is negatively affecting your health? Though experts and pundits continue to debate the fine points, gas stoves have long been shown to release benzene, methane, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, and other potentially risky airborne substances when you use them. In January 2023, the Consumer Product Safety Commission made it…

Worried About Your Gas Stove? Here’s What to Do.

Worried that using your gas stove is negatively affecting your health? Though experts and pundits continue to debate the fine points, gas stoves have long been shown to release benzene, methane, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, and other potentially risky airborne substances when you use them. In January 2023, the Consumer Product Safety Commission made it clear that while the agency isn’t looking to ban gas stoves, it is actively researching emissions, new voluntary safety standards, and solutions for reducing the potential hazards. The good news is, you can usually eliminate most of the risks—even if your household includes kids with asthma—by getting more fresh air into your kitchen while you cook. Here are some tips.

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