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Local libraries offer induction cooktops to borrow

MASSPIRG showcases new library program that lends induction cooktops at event highlighting health concerns with gas stoves.

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Mothers Out Front, Environment Massachusetts, and Sierra Club joined MASSPIRG at the Robbins Library in Arlington where they highlighted the environmental and public health risks associated with gas stoves; demonstrated how induction cooking works; showcased a new library program that lends induction cooktops; and provided tips for reducing harm and cooking safely as Americans gather for the holidays.

Photo by Liam Louis, Elle Vignette Photography | Used by permission

Although growing evidence shows that gas stoves fill kitchens and homes with hazardous air pollution, MASSPIRG Education Fund  released a new report that found major retailers including Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowe’s, were largely failing to warn potential customers of gas stove health concerns – and safety measures that could protect their health. In a survey conducted across 10 states, nearly three-quarters of survey takers were told that gas stove pollution was not a concern, and more than six in 10 were told that ventilation was unnecessary to protect health.

Mothers Out Front demonstrated how induction cooking works and outlined a new library program that lends induction cooktops.  You can check here to see if your library has such a program.

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