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Biden Administration Weighs Nationwide Ban on Gas Stoves

Millions of Americans may soon be entering “not stove season.“

The Biden administration is considering a nationwide ban on gas stoves — citing the harmful pollutants released by the appliances, according to a report.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is mulling the action after recent studies showed emissions from the devices can cause health and respiratory problems, Bloomberg reported Monday.

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

Reports by groups including the American Chemical Society and New York University Law School’s Institute for Policy Integrity found gas stoves — which are used in about 40% of US homes while the remainder use various forms of electric cookers — emit pollutants like nitrogen dioxide, ca​rbon monoxide and fine matter at levels deemed unsafe by the Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization.

The studies also linked gas stoves to respiratory illness, cardiovascular problems, cancer​ and other health conditions.​

More than 12% of childhood asthma cases can be attributed to gas stoves, according to a report published last month by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

“There is about 50 years of health studies showing that gas stoves are bad for our health, and the strongest evidence is on children and children’s asthma,” Brady Seals, a manager in the carbon-free buildings program at the nonprofit clean energy group RMI and a co-author of the study, told Bloomberg. “By having a gas connection, we are polluting the insides of our homes.”

Short of barring the manufacture or importation of gas stoves, the CPSC could also impose emissions standards, Trumka said.

The agency is expected to open public comment on gas stove hazards later this year, he said.

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia sent a letter to the agency in December urging it to take action against the appliances, saying they are a “cumulative burden” on minority and low-income households.

The association that represents gas stove makers like Whirlpool contends that cooking on any type of stove produces harmful emissions. ​

“Ventilation is really where this discussion should be, rather than banning one particular type of technology,” said Jill Notini, a vice president with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.

“Banning one type of a cooking appliance is not going to address the concerns about overall indoor air quality,” she added. “We may need some behavior change, we may need [people] to turn on their hoods when cooking.”

66 Comments
  • Tamirose170 says:

    He’s off his rocker ~ we have a Consumer Protection Agency that should be handling these issues OR just common sense – turn on the hood ventilation system. Before any US citizen removes their Gas Stoves – I think we should MANDATE that we see photographs of Biden’s meals being prepared in the White House, on Air Force One, in his Delaware Home(s) along with Obamas & Harris in an ALL Electric Kitchen – LOL! Let’s go back to “Follow the Leader” – – So Biden, Obama & Harris need to PROVE to us via videographs of their private chef preparing meals, preparing banquet meals for foreign dignitaries or whatever Pomp & Stance goes on at The White House & The Kennedy Center – – We want to see those 5 Star Chefs working on Electric and they need to LEAD us – – – it will never happen! Instead of funding Millions to other Countries Diversity Nonsense, Border Walls/Security in other Countries = those funds (100% of them that are not for US use) should be redirected immediately and ALL Public Schools should be retrofitted for their new Kitchens. This time around the People WANT and INSIST that ALL Govt Agencies, Public School Facilities, Hospitals that receive Fed $, Agency Cafeteria (FBI, CIA, et al) ALL must be changed over to Electric – first! They must do it FIRST ~ since they state it is to protect our health!! Last time you “mandated” your nonsense on the People; this time the People want it to be mandated on the Leadership first & foremost.

  • rom says:

    Whoever is feeding this moron these ideas, has their Head up their Ass. Do they understand all the hardship a family or landlord or Condo building would go through, to ADD the high power lines that are needed to USE and Electric Stove ??? morons morons morons We are not going to Create Utopia in a couple of years ! Throw them all out.

  • nobody here says:

    This is just another crazy moment of Biden, I cooked with gas for years and many people still have gas stoves. What are people to do just to please this idiot. He is against refrigerators, gas stoves and much more, all to the detriment of the American people.

  • Glow says:

    Ok this MFer needs to stop! He’s not taking my friggin stove! These tree hugging jerkoffs are out of control! How about banning the hot air coming outa that retard in the white house? That’d stop pretend global warming in its tracks!GTFOOH!

  • MM says:

    I don’t hear anything about all of the carcinogens that they are spraying us every day with filling the skies with BS aluminum oxide and barium oxide in order to play with the weather patterns….These are directly linked with cancer and the such…..Not a word! Why? Because they want it!

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