Natural gas stoves have received negative publicity in recent media stories that have spread misinformation and confusion among consumers.
Here are the top three things you should know:
1. Natural gas stoves are safe to use for cooking with no documented health risks from regulatory and advisory agencies responsible for protecting residential consumer health and safety.
When operated properly, natural gas stoves are safe to use for cooking. Indoor air quality studies have found that emissions generated from cooking in general with any heat source – like steam, smoke, grease and heat – can contribute to indoor air quality.
Kitchen ventilation, regardless of heat source, helps reduce impacts to indoor air quality while cooking.
2. Many claims about health risks of natural gas stoves are based on inconsistent studies.
There are no documented risks to respiratory health from natural gas stoves from the regulatory and advisory agencies and organizations responsible for protecting residential consumer health and safety.
Recent claims against the safety of natural gas stoves cite a December 2022 report in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health linking natural gas cooking with asthma. The study was funded by non-governmental, anti-fossil fuel organizations.