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[panel] Gas Stoves: Health Effects, Pollution & Healthier Alternatives [updated]
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 07:00pm - 08:30pm
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Moderator: Anne Wright, Arlington Mothers Out Front
Now with 3 Panelists: Andee Krasner, Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility and Mothers Out Front
[please note speaker change: Dr. Regina LaRocque, Infectious Disease Specialist, Massachusetts General Hospital, will not be able to participate] 

new speakers:

MyDzung T. Chu, PhD, MSPH, specializes in indoor air quality issues in the Population Health Sciences Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Brita Lundberg, infectious disease specialist on the board of the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility and
 a sponsor for the Mass Medical Society resolution recognizing the association between gas stoves and asthma. 


Many of us take the safety and convenience of gas stoves for granted. We grew up with them, still use them, and they work well. However, a growing body of research shows that gas stoves create significant indoor air pollution, affecting children as well as adults, increasing respiratory and other chronic health conditions. This session will provide an overview of key research findings as well as specific health issues, including the connection between air pollution and infectious disease, with time for questions and answers. A downloadable handout will have links to the studies described. Another will illustrate the wide range of solutions for reducing exposure to gas stove pollution. 

Co-sponsored by Mothers Out Front, a national organization of mothers, grandmothers, and other caregivers working together to create a healthy climate today and a livable future for all our children.

Location  Arlington Community Education online