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Gas stoves are contributing to childhood asthma in Massachusetts, study finds

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Gas stoves are responsible for 15.4 percent of childhood asthma cases in Massachusetts, suggesting the Commonwealth could avoid more than one in seven percent childhood asthma cases by getting rid of the appliances, a new peer-reviewed study says.

The study was led by the sustainability-focused nonprofit RMI and is based on data from nine states. It comes as part of a growing body of research on the dangers associated with cooking with gas, countering the industry narrative natural gas is a “clean” fossil fuel.  [Dharna Noor, Globe Staff, Jan. 5, 2023]

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