Gas stoves bans have made the news as cooktops join M&Ms in becoming another unlikely subject of politicized controversy in the United States.
In recent weeks, gas stoves have been branded by some as a danger – to both public health and the planet – that need to be phased out. To others, that notion is ridiculous.
In reality, the controversy may be new, but the facts surrounding it are mostly well known.
On the health side, studies going back to the 1980s show unvented natural gas stoves can cause indoor air pollution harmful to young lungs. And climate change concerns have prompted some places to try to stop new gas lines from being run to new construction.
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