This Motherjones article attacking the influencer marketing of natural gas stoves is using misinformation from activist reports about particulate matter from cooking funded by anti-oil and gas foundations.
- Critics are the pot calling the kettle black.
Sierra Club, one of the authors of biased report is cited by the article to slam natural gas was given 1,070,000 by the Tides Foundation in 2019. The Rocky Mountain Institute was given $615,000 in 2019 by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
- According to the WHO, electricity and natural gas are among the cleanest solutions to keep indoor air quality above WHO guidelines.
- This is a direct quote from the Canada Health Guidelines which is consistent with independent research that says modern gas stoves with proper ventilation are safe:
“Data from Canadian indoor air studies indicate that the concentration of NO2 in most electric stove homes will rarely exceed this level and that this concentration is also attainable in gas stove homes when adequate stovetop ventilation is used, Moreover, the epidemiological evidence is not suggestive of appreciable health effects associated with long-term exposure at this concentration”
- There are two clean indoor cooking options, electricity, and natural gas. It’s worth noting that it is faulty electrical equipment is the most common cause of house fires.
- Canadian natural gas is the most responsibly produced in the world. By producing natural gas domestically and replacing other fuels like coal in China, we can help decrease emissions globally and improve air quality.
- According to the International Energy Agency, natural gas usage has helped save 500 million tonnes of emissions.