Democratic ploy to ban gas stoves: they are "linked to reduced cognitive performance"

"This is a hidden hazard. Any option is on the table. Products that can't be made safe can be banned," CPSC Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. said.

A few days ago, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) addressed the idea of banning gas stoves in the U.S. homes, as it was proven through various studies that "harmful pollutants" are emitted during their use. CPSC Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. told Bloomberg:

This is a hidden hazard. Any option is on the table. Products that can't be made safe can be banned.

Inter-party reactions

Republicans warn that the Biden administration will try to kill gas stoves. Rep. Jeff Duncan, a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, called it a "power grab."

"From my cold dead hands"

Ronny Jackson, a Republican, received a response from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The congressman stated that he would "never" give up his gas stove. And he assured that "if the maniacs in the White House come for my kitchen, they can pry it out of my cold dead hands. COME AND GET IT!"

Ocasio-Cortez responded to the tweet in a way that many followers interpreted as ironic, by hinting that the congressman has lower cognitive performance due to his use of the gas stove:

Among many more reactions, Rep. Troy Balderson, suggested that banning gas stoves was evidence that Biden's "weaponization of federal bureaucracy and faux science hit fever-pitch."

Checks and response from the American Gas Association

The American Chemical Society and the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law revealed through reports that gas stoves, which are used in approximately 40% of the nation's homes, are spewing carbon monoxide and fine matter at levels that are considered unsafe by the Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization.

The American Gas Association issued a statement suggesting that concerns about the safety of natural gas are "baseless" and "misguided."

Attempts to generate consumer fears with baseless allegations to justify the banning of natural gas is a misguided agenda that will not improve the environment or the health of consumers and would saddle vulnerable populations with significant costs.