According to a new report from Bloomberg, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) may vote to restrict natural gas stoves after a recent research showed the appliances generate dangerous emissions.
According to a December 2022 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, gas-burning stoves, which are present in 35% of national households, account for approximately 12.7% of childhood asthma cases in the United States, presenting a similar asthma risk to that caused by secondhand cigarette smoke exposure.
The CPSC may attempt to prohibit the manufacturing and importation of gas stoves, or it may impose new restrictions to limit the emissions emitted by the equipment.
The CPSC previously asked its staff to collect public data and viewpoints on the possible hazards caused by gas stoves, as well as recommended remedies to such concerns.
According to a January 2022 research published by the American Chemical Society, the quantities of nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and soot generated by the stoves are connected with respiratory illness, cardiovascular difficulties, and cancer.
Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and 20 other Democratic legislators requested the CPSC in December 2022 to clamp down on gas stove emissions, claiming that the pollution disproportionately affects minority and low-income homes.
Later this year, the EPA will ask the public to comment on the health hazards linked with gas stoves.