A Cross-Sectional Study of the Association between Ventilation of Gas Stoves and Chronic Respiratory Illness in U.S. Children Enrolled in NHANESIII

(Environmental Health) A study using data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that using ventilation when operating gas stoves is associated with a decrease in the prevalence of respiratory illnesses in children under age 6. The study found that the odds of asthma, wheeze, and bronchitis were lower among children whose parents reported using ventilation compared to those who did not. Children in households that used gas stoves with ventilation also had higher lung function and better spirometry measurements.

Kile, M.L., Coker, E.S., Smit, E. et al. (2014). A cross-sectional study of the association between ventilation of gas stoves and chronic respiratory illness in U.S. children enrolled in NHANESIII. Environ Health 13, 71 https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-069X-13-71

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