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Out of Gas, In With Justice: Studying the Impacts of Induction Stoves on Indoor Quality in Affordable Housing


Burning fossil fuels in residential buildings for cooking and heating is a significant source of pollution that contributes to climate change and negatively affects human health. Environmental justice communities, which are low-income communities and communities of color that are already overburdened by the compounding effects of air pollution, rising energy costs, poor housing conditions, and climate change, are also disproportionately impacted by the negative health outcomes associated with gas stoves.

A new study from WE ACT for Environmental Justice found significant reductions in indoor air pollution when transitioning from gas to induction stoves in affordable housing. The pilot program studied the feasibility and benefits of electrification in New York City Housing Authority by comparing air quality between apartments with induction stoves and ones with their existing gas stoves.

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