By Chloe Johnson
Star Tribune

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is urging the federal government to investigate the health risks of gas kitchen stoves, which have been linked to indoor air pollution and childhood asthma by peer-reviewed academic research and environmental groups.

“We’ve known for a very long time about the impact of NO2 on respiratory health, especially with outdoor pollution we’ve had data on for decades,” said Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota and a clinician at MHealth Fairview.

“Studies have found in smaller homes when there’s poor ventilation, when you start cooking, within minutes the levels [of pollutants] can get very high,” Surapaneni said.

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