Federal Government Mulls Ban On Gas Stoves

Federal Government Mulls Ban On Gas Stoves

A federal agency is considering a nationwide ban on gas stoves. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety will open up public comment on a possible ban, citing the health and respiratory issues created by natural gas pollution.

Commissioner Richard Trumpka Jr. called gas stoves a “hidden hazard”, adding “products that can’t be made safe can be banned”. Organizations like the EPA and WHO have linked pollution from gas stoves to health problems like asthma, cardiovascular issues, and cancer. Roughly 40% of U.S. households use gas stoves.