A study, conducted by the environmental think tank RMI and published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found that as many as 650,000 current cases of childhood asthma are the result of gas stove use.
Bracewell Policy Resolution Group Senior Principal Frank Maisano pointed out to the Washington Examiner that the study did not distinguishing between gas stoves and other environmental factors that could contribute to a diagnosis.
Maisano said there are many factors that can cause asthma in one’s everyday life, including indoor and outdoor environments, mold, and habits of individual families.
“There’s so many factors involved — you can’t just claim that 12% of asthma cases [are] related to a gas stove. You just can’t do that,” he said. “And maybe in some scenarios, it is [the cause]. And maybe in other scenarios, it’s not.”