Under-the-Radar Health Hazards: Gas Stoves July 20, 2022

Lisa Doggett, MD, PSR Texas President | Public Health Watch

Becky Bernhardt didn’t know why she coughed when she cooked. Something in her kitchen seemed to trigger her asthma. “My daughter, 13, who also has asthma, had the same thing,” she said. “We had no idea what was causing it.”

Bernhardt, a lawyer who serves as executive director of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, didn’t think her stove could be the problem. But when she learned about the potential harms of cooking with gas, she made a switch.

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