KITCHENS

KITCHENS

The most critical appliance to consider is your stove. It is time to replace your gas stove with induction. Here’s why:

  • The EPA defines hazardous air pollutants here
  • Unburned gas leaking from kitchen stoves contains at least 21 hazardous air pollutants. More here.
  • Stanford report finds that gas-burning stoves in kitchen leak significant amounts of planet-warming methane. More here.
  • Children in homes with gas stoves have a 42% higher likelihood of experiencing asthma symptoms. More here.
  • The Case for Induction Cooking from the New York Times.
  • An induction stove is a better idea for the planet and for air quality. More hereHere. And, here

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Home is Where the Pipeline Ends: Characterization of Volatile Organic Compounds Present in Natural Gas at the Point of the Residential End User

06/28/22
The presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in unprocessed natural gas (NG) is well documented; however, the degree to which VOCs are present in NG at the point of end use is largely uncharacterized. We…

Gas Stoves Leak Planet-Warming Methane, Harm Health

01/27/22
Forgetting to add salt while cooking needn’t be one of your main worries anymore. A new study from Stanford University finds that gas-burning stoves in kitchens leak significant amounts of methane from pipes, hoses, and…

What are Hazardous Air Pollutants?

01/05/22
Hazardous air pollutants, also known as toxic air pollutants or air toxics, are those pollutants that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects,…

Gas Stoves Taking a Toll on Our Health

05/05/20
Gas stoves are likely exposing tens of millions of Americans to air pollution levels that would be illegal if they were outside, according to a new report. The report, compiled by the Rocky Mountain Institute,…

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Did I Turn Off the Stove? Yes, but Maybe Not the Gas

By Raymond Zhong  Photo: Ina Fassbender/Getty Images   01/27/22  
Gas stoves leak significant amounts of methane when they are being ignited and even while they are turned off, according to a new report, adding to the growing debate over the effects of gas-powered appliances…

N.Y.C.’s Gas Ban Takes Fight Against Climate Change to the Kitchen

By Anne Barnard  Photo: Dieu-Nalio Chery, The New York Times   12/15/21  
New York City will ban gas-powered heaters, stoves and water boilers in all new buildings, a move that will significantly affect real estate development and construction in the nation’s largest city and could influence how…

The ‘Now You’re Cooking with Gas’ Marketing Never Stops

By Lloyd Alter   06/24/20  
We have been going on about the dangers and problems of cooking with natural gas for years, yet it seems to be almost impossible to separate people who cook a lot from their gas ranges.…