SF Chronicle Op-Ed: Misinformation on gas stoves is swirling around the internet. Here’s what you need to know
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Overnight, gas stoves have become the latest flashpoint in America’s culture war — and once again, the scientists and regulators working to protect our health are up against an onslaught of misinformation from the fossil fuel industry and its allies.
It all started with the release of a new peer-reviewed study documenting that gas stoves are responsible for 1 in 5 childhood asthma cases in California, and 1 in 8 cases across the U.S. For decades, a major contributor to our state’s asthma epidemic has been hiding in plain sight, right inside our own homes.