The author of a 2013 study that has been cited by the methane gas business and its friends during the recent controversy over the potential introduction of laws governing gas stoves claims that his work is being misapplied.
According to Dutch environmental epidemiology expert Bert Brunekreef, that is not a good use of our study. The remarks of CPSC Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. and the research findings that 12.7% of childhood asthma cases in the US are related to the usage of gas stoves were both published.
Ironically, that study was really based on a different study Brunekreef co-authored in 2013. You may always find a study that doesn’t discover an effect, but in order to draw a conclusion, you must consider the aggregate impact of all the studies, he said.
According to E&E News:
Gas stoves generate a variety of pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide as well as the carcinogen benzene and the potent greenhouse gas methane, even when turned off. The Dutch government has launched a campaign to reimburse costs for homes that want to switch from gas to electric stoves as a result of the sum of those emissions.
Brunekreef claimed that although the Netherlands has a robust domestic natural gas market, “I have not heard anyone argue that the government is trying to take away consumers’ freedom of choice of cookers as you have it in the U.S.”
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