Media trumpet study finding gas stoves impact health while ignoring studies with different results

Stanford researchers recently claimed to have found a link between childhood respiratory illnesses and the use of gas stoves.
The study, which was reported last week across multiple national news outlets, posed an interesting contrast to a study in February funded by the World Health Organization and published in The Lancet that found no such link and appeared to received no mention in any such outlet. 

According to the study by Stanford researchers, which was published in Science, long-term exposure to nitrogen dioxide emanating from gas stoves in a home could be responsible for 50,000 cases of childhood asthma.

“One appliance has come to the fore as a source of pollutants harmful to human health: the humble gas stove,” The New York Times wrote.

Gas Stove by Myko Makhlai is licensed under Unsplash
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