To avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis, we need to move quickly toward replacing fossil fuels with clean, safe, renewable energy; increase energy efficiency; and electrify our homes and buildings. PSR Colorado supports this transition by bringing health professionals into the building electrification movement.
70% of homes in Colorado are heated with methane gas. HEH seeks to reduce the need for fossil fuels by working with ally groups, promoting the many environmental and health benefits of switching to electric appliances in our homes .
Gas that is burned in our home releases nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and PM2.5 (small particulate matter) into our homes and the atmosphere. Heat pumps are four times as efficient at traditional gas heaters and have the benefit of providing cooling in summer. Gas that is burned in our home releases nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and PM2.5 (small particulate matter) into our homes and the atmosphere. Use of heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and induction cook tops reduce the risk of asthma and respiratory illness particularly in children, dangerous gas leaks, .
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A new report, coauthored by PSR, documents dangerous levels of indoor air pollution from gas stoves. The report presents scientific evidence that gas stoves release several hazardous pollutants, notably nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide.
Not only that; levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) can easily reach levels in your kitchen that exceed the outdoor air quality standards set by EPA.
Exposure to NO2 increases the risk of childhood asthma, aggravates respiratory symptoms, and is associated with learning deficits and cardiovascular effects. Carbon monoxide exposure causes effects ranging from headache, dizziness, vomiting and nausea to unconsciousness and death.
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