February 25, 2023
A conversation around gas stove safety has boiled over in recent weeks. While more research is needed and no gas stove ban appears imminent, two recent studies show that natural gas stoves may pose a far more serious risk than previously thought. One even found a 13% increase in childhood asthma in homes that use natural gas for cooking.
The clamor and rhetoric coming from politicians, research organizations, government officials and the general public have many of us wondering: Are gas stoves dangerous? And should you replace your gas stove with an electric model?
One thing is certain, if you currently use a natural gas stove, you’ll want to do everything you can to mitigate risk for you and your family. Below, you’ll find a gas stove safety guide with easy ways to protect your home from the harmful toxins found in natural gas.