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Biden Administration may consider banning gas stoves



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The Biden Administration may soon seek to ban gas stoves, citing health concerns.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will hear public comments on the dangers of gas stoves this winter.

“This is a hidden hazard,” commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. told Bloomberg News. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”

According to the report, the level of nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and other pollutants are emitted at levels the Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization have deemed unsafe.

Currently, about 40% of homes in the U.S. contain gas stoves. A peer-reviewed research paper, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, shows that more than 12 percent of childhood asthma cases are linked to gas stoves.

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers has disagreed with this outlook and has stated that harmful emissions are produced regardless of what type of stove is used.

“Ventilation is really where this discussion should be, rather than banning one particular type of technology,” Vice President Jill Notini told Bloomberg. “Banning one type of cooking appliance is not going to address the concerns about overall indoor air quality. We may need some behavior change, we may need [people] to turn on their hoods when cooking.”

Karen Harbert, President of The American Gas Association, echoed the response, stating, “The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and EPA do not present gas ranges as a significant contributor to adverse air quality or health hazard in their technical or public information literature, guidance, or requirements. The most practical, realistic way to achieve a sustainable future where energy is clean, as well as safe, reliable and affordable, is to ensure it includes natural gas and the infrastructure that transports it.”

An official date for public comment was not available at the time of this reporting.


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