A recent study shows that gas stoves are constantly leaking methane which is a greenhouse gas that plays a big role in global warming! No matter if you turn in or off the gas stove, methane is always released into your home! Researchers from Stanford University found that if your gas stove is off, it releases 2.6 million tons of methane into the air each year. This is equivalent to the gas 500,000 cars release! Beyond contributing to global warming, researchers found that gas stoves emit unhealthy levels of nitrogen oxide which EPA says could trigger many lung and breathing problems with people! It can even cause asthma!
A person named Lebel and his team spent time in 53 rental or Airbnb houses and measured the methane and nitrogen oxide that the stoves released. The team took measurements of when the stove was on and when it was off. Gas stoves always leak which brings all of this toxic gas into your home so you may be in danger of developing breathing problems! The electric stove is the one to use in case you want to save our environment. Please do consider buying the electric stove to make our earth a better place to live!
On a side note, I have talked to my mom and a few other cooks and they said that using a gas stove is faster and makes the food tastier! It’s basically convenient for them to use Gas Stoves as they are able to cook much faster. So let’s hope that somebody invents an all-new electric stove which can cook just like a gas stove so everyone’s happy! The future is in our hands and we need to change as soon as possible before it’s too late!
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: Stanford University