The Biden admin is actually considering a ban on gas stoves. People have thoughts. 😡
· Jan 10, 2023 ·

One third of homes in the United States have gas stoves in the kitchen, and according to a study from last year, if people don't turn their hoods on while cooking, using natural gas can emit particulates linked to health issues.

But of even more concern to the researchers, unburned methane from natural gas is adding to climate change (cuz of course). But since most of the methane emissions were recorded when the stoves were off, using the stove less wouldn't help lower emissions.

So logically...

The Biden administration thinks that gas stoves must be eliminated to keep us safe from the climate gods.

Of course, the climate gods hate anything that might jeopardize their narrative, so we shouldn't ask any sorts of questions like, "How are people going to eat without stoves?"

We probably also shouldn't look at the data of the study because we might see that the measurements were only taken from 53 homes in one California county out of the 40 million+ in the United States.

But still, Biden's Product Safety Commissioner Ricarad Trumka Jr. said,

This is a hidden hazard. Any option is on the table. Products that can't be made safe can be banned.

Banning stoves is expected to be on the agenda for public comment soon.

Of course, the alternative is this administration's favorite thing: Electricity.

With electric stoves, not only can we generate even more carbon producing them in countries without environmental standards like China, we can put some more stress on a grid too reliant on renewable energy to be there when we need it most.

Let's not forget the health issues part of the study. The researchers showed that cooking food on a stove without a good vent released particulates linked to things like asthma and respiratory issues.

It turns out that happens when you're cooking inside in general, including on electric.

Jill Notini, a vice president of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers notes:

Ventilation is really where this discussion should be, rather than banning one particular type of technology. Banning one type of a cooking appliance is not going to address the concerns about overall indoor air quality. We may need some behavior change, we may need [people] to turn on their hoods when cooking.

Jill, no!

Please don't let the Biden administration hear that all cooking has risks, or they'll ban any kind of indoor cooking.

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