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Are We Banning Gas Stoves Or No?

Germany Wrestles With Policy Course For Helping Consumers Against High Energy Prices
BERLIN, GERMANY – AUGUST 19: In this photo illustration a gas flame burns on a gas stove top on August 19, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. The German government, faced with skyrocketing prices for natural gas, is wrestling with policies designed to alleviate the hike in prices for consumers and businesses yet at the same time create a financial cushion for gas providers and utilities. Germany and other countries in Europe still import a significant portion of their gas from Russia. Russia has responded to western sanctions by significantly lowering the flow of its natural gas exports to western Europe. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


Hold on tight to that gas stove the last days may be near!


You may recall the other day when US Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Richard Trumka said that gas stoves are a “household appliance that is a hidden hazard” and “those products that can’t be made safe should be banned” or should include setting standards -on emissions from the appliances.


Last month a study found in the International Journal of environmental research and public health stated that a gas stove has an increased risk of children developing asthma.


Members of Congress argue that African-American, Latino, and low-income households are more likely to be affected because they live in a home with poor ventilation or near a waste incinerator and according to CNN, over 35% of Americans have gas stoves!


So what does President Biden think about it?


Earlier today, the White House said President Biden does not support banning gas stoves, and that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is independent, and is not banning gas stoves.


But what about all the health risks gas stoves provide?


Officials say they will gather input from the public before they move forward with a decision..so that’s that!





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