We know we have been using gas stoves for years, but it does not mean they are safe – it’s time to change our ways!
Gas stoves have been proven to emit pollutants in your home even when you are not cooking (1). Some of these chemicals are known lung irritants, cancer-causing agents, and very powerful greenhouse gasses (1,4,11).
The best way to avoid these detrimental effects on your health and the planet is to replace your gas stove with an electric stove (1). But we know that is not always a possibility, so keep reading to learn other ways you can reduce their impacts.
If you have a gas stove at home, it is very important that you also have a carbon monoxide (CO) detector to avoid any risk of CO poisoning (12).
Pollution exposure from your gas stove might not be as important as many other pollution sources you might be exposed to on a daily basis, but it is one that can definitely be avoided (5).