DO YOU HAVE A GAS STOVE?
MAYBE YOU NEED AN AUSTIN AIR PURIFIER.
Did you know that your gas stove might be causing or contributing to your asthma? A 2013 study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that gas cooking in the home was linked to a 42% higher risk that children would have asthma, as reported in the Chicago Tribune on December 17, 2022. This study suggested a 24% increase in children’s lifetime risk of asthma. According to the Tribune, a subsequent study found that longer use of gas stoves caused higher nitrogen dioxide levels, which were linked to increased nighttime inhaler use in children with asthma. A 2022 study in Environmental Science and Technology found hazardous air pollutants, including the carcinogen benzene, in natural gas used in Boston-area homes, and a 2020 report by the clean-energy nonprofit RMI found that gas stoves often create indoor levels of nitrogen dioxide that exceed EPA standards for outdoor air, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is beginning a formal review process that could lead to drastically improving emissions, or banning gas stoves entirely, according to the Chicago Tribune. What should you do in the meantime, especially if your family members are suffering from asthma? Maybe you should consider adding an Austin Air Purifier to your home. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore showed that the Austin Air HealthMate Air Purifier reduced levels of nitrogen dioxide in the home, significantly improving air quality. The Austin Air HealthMate contains over 780 cubic inches of Activated Carbon and Zeolite that removes chemicals, gases and odors. For added protection, the HealthMate Plus also contains impregnated potassium iodide, which protects against volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehydes and benzenes. A study published by The American Journal of Pediatrics showed that using the Austin Air Purifier significantly reduced hospital visits by children with asthma. By the way, the Austin Air Purifier would also look great in your kitchen!