In a heart-warming scene, a family cooks dinner together over a gas stove. They laugh and taste as they relish the joy of togetherness. This scene is an ad designed to convince Canadians to choose gas for their new home. What it doesn’t tell you is that for an hour after cooking, the level of particulates within this kitchen would exceed allowable outdoor air pollution levels. Nor does it tell you that a child living in a home with a gas stove has risk of developing asthma similar to living with a smoker.

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