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The Hazards of Cooking With Gas

Researchers in California report that indoor pollution levels exceed legal outdoor limits in many homes with gas stoves

Posted on Aug 6 2013 by Scott Gibson

Cooking with gas lowers indoor air quality and raises a variety of health concerns, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report.

Scientists found indoor pollution levels in many homes exceeded legal outdoor limits. In an article posted at Indoor Environment Connections, Dr. Brett Singer said, "If these were conditions that were outdoors, the Environmental Protection Agency would be cracking down. But since it's in people's homes, there's no regulation requiring anyone to fix it.


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Comparing Fuel Costs

An online Fuel Cost Calculator lets you compare the cost of heating with natural gas, propane, fuel oil, electricity, and firewood

Posted on Nov 15 2012 by Alex Wilson

If there’s one thing that we can predict with certainty about fuel costs, it’s that they fluctuate a lot. That wasn’t always the case. The price of electricity, natural gas, propane, and heating oil were remarkably stable for decades — up until the 1970s.

Since then, prices of most fuels have gyrated wildly, driven by political unrest in some parts of the world, periods of greater or lower demand driven by periods of strong economic growth or contraction, resource limitations (real or perceived), and the situation in China and other parts of this increasingly connected world.


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A Heating Fuel Cost Comparison Calculator

An online calculator makes it easy to compare the costs of heating with natural gas, propane, oil, electricity, and firewood

Posted on Oct 26 2011 by Tristan Roberts

I recently caught up with where the rest of the world was in 2005 by watching the hit documentary “March of the Penguins.” It’s been on my list for a while but when evening arrives I’m much more prone to watching films about people — people like James Bond, for example. But my wife and I had a baby two weeks ago, and suddenly movies narrated by Morgan Freeman seem like more appropriate family fare.


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