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May 18, 2023

Gas stoves provide an instant and constant heat source and burn cleaner than coal and wood burning stoves. And people who love their gas stoves really loooove their gas stoves.
But if they knew what their beloved cooktop was releasing into their home, would they still hold it in such high regard? Nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and fine particulate matter are just a few harmful pollutants found in gas stoves, and it doesn’t stop there.
And what about induction stoves? They don’t burn gas, so this must be an eco-friendly alternative, right? Induction cooktops offer fast and efficient cooking by using electromagnetic energy to transfer heat to magnetic cookware.
But induction stoves also come with a warning. Pregnant women, children, or individuals who rely on a pacemaker should avoid this cooktop due to potential exposure to EMFs. And we know that EMFs are linked to all kinds of harmful consequences. Is boiling water faster worth the risk?
That’s what we will explore in this episode of Fatal Convenience.
What we discuss:
05:36: The history of gas stoves
07:13: What are induction stoves?
07:51: What makes all of these convenient?
17:56: What can you do about it?
Reliable Sources where you can learn more:
Gas Stoves:
  • A Statista article on what the US cooks with here
  • A Bloomberg article on the US Safety Agency considering a ban on Gas Stoves here
  • Health Effects from Gas Stove Pollution here
  • Tips for switching to an electric stove here and how to recycle your appliances here
  • A Vox article on gas stoves here
  • A Washington Post article about the Stanford study here
  • CBC article on why these Canadian researchers are ditching their gas stoves here
Induction Stoves:
  • Do Induction Cooktops interfere with cardiac pacemakers here
  • EMF Academy blog on Induction Cooktops here
  • A study finding contradictions in the basic restrictions of induction cooktops here
  • Dr Veronique Desaulniers’s blog on induction cooking here
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