Clean air

Ask Lowe’s, Home Depot and Best Buy to help protect us from gas stove pollution

Gas stove burners
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To the CEOs of Lowe’s, Home Depot and Best Buy,

Gas stoves emit health-harming pollutants into our homes, posing a significant risk to our children. Consumers deserve to be made aware of these risks when purchasing a new stove in order to make informed decisions regarding our homes and health.

Retailers who are concerned about protecting the health and safety of their customers can do a better job of educating consumers and ensuring that they have all the information necessary to protect themselves and their families.

We call on you to train sales staff to be able to answer questions about indoor air pollution and gas stoves, to market and package gas stoves in a way that makes it obvious that external ventilation is necessary when in use, and to design signage, labels and customer education materials that promote the clean air benefits of cooking with electric appliances such as induction ranges or cooktops.