May 10, 2020

Gas stoves and fireplaces are potential hazards with more people at home | PennLive letters

Gas stoves and fireplaces are potential hazards with more people at home | PennLive letters


As a family physician in Harrisburg, I know that indoor air quality can be a serious problem. There are occasional cases of carbon monoxide poisoning in Harrisburg. The references below show how important it is to have a carbon monoxide monitor in your home if you have any gas appliances.

A new report finds gas stoves can hurt air quality inside homes. Low-income households are likely at a higher risk of exposure, and children and those w/ asthma are more likely to face negative health effects. #healthyhomes

Coronavirus has us all staying home and thinking about respiratory health. New reports show us how cooking on a gas stove can be bad for your indoor air quality – and what you can do about it. Learn more here: https://buff.ly/2A5qdcp and here: https://bit.ly/2KJTknp

Gas fireplaces are also a potential hazard. Even though this article does not discuss them, the same precautions do apply.

Dr. Robert Little is a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Pennsylvania, and he lives in Lower Paxton Township.



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