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Government agency interested in a ban on gas cook stoves
by Pinedale Online!
January 11, 2023

Recent news stories have reported an official from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) saying the agency is considering a ban on gas cook stoves claiming they are a source of indoor pollution linked to childhood asthma and worsening respiratory conditions.

According to a story on CNN, a December 2022 study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that indoor gas stove usage is associated with an increased risk of current asthma among children. The study reportedly found that almost 13% of current childhood asthma in the US is attributable to gas stove use. The CNN article says some cities across the US have already banned natural gas hookups in all new building construction to reduce greenhouse emissions

The CNN story adds, "Consumers who wish to switch from a gas stove to an electric one are eligible to a rebate of up to $840 through the Inflation Reduction Act and up to $500 to help cover the costs of converting to electric from gas."

The CPSC said the agency has not proposed any regulatory action on gas stoves at this time, and any regulatory action would "involve a lengthy process," but a proposed regulation could be on the books as early as December 2023.



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