Scientists tested the natural gas used in kitchen stoves around Boston. They found dangerous chemicals

Publish Date:  28 Jun 2022

Source: Sabrina Shankman | Boston Globe

Resource Link: Scientists tested the natural gas used in kitchen stoves around Boston. They found dangerous chemicals.

In this article VERISK Atmospheric and Environmental Research Staff Scientist Archana Dayalu coauthored research is highlighted. 

“Historically, natural gas has been described as a clean, or cleaner, fossil fuel,” said Zeyneb Magavi, co-executive director of HEET, a nonprofit that promotes geothermal heat, and a coauthor of the study. “Now that we know there are small quantities of VOCs present in the gas supply in the Greater Boston area, it is reasonable to conclude that our gas supply is not as clean as we thought it once was.”

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