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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Professional chefs tout the culinary — and environmental — advantages of induction stoves

Photo: Craig Chivers/CBC   04/08/22  
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The Case for Induction Cooking

By Melissa Clark  Photo: Justin J Wee   03/17/22  
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By Raymond Zhong  Photo: Ina Fassbender/Getty Images   01/27/22  
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By Anne Barnard  Photo: Dieu-Nalio Chery, The New York Times   12/15/21  
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By The Associated Press  Photo: Jenny Kane, AP   09/23/21  
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By Lloyd Alter   06/24/20  
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