[ExI] please analyze this article
pharos at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 20:32:14 UTC 2023
On Sun, 22 Jan 2023 at 19:36, sjatkins via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Would someone more well-versed in the statistical argument presented please critically examine the argument in this article. It looks quite suspicious to me to go from a meta-analysis of other articles that did not explicitly find a link between asthma and gas stoves to a the number of gas stoves in existence and the rate of asthma plus a bit of mathematical jargon to conclude 12.1% correlation between asthma (much less) correlation and gas stoves in the home. Yet this suspicious article is being widely referred to in MSM as support from "the Science" for banning gas stoves.
> And of course those that question this latest bit of trumpeted "wisdom" are being called "deniers" and worse as per quite sad usual today.
Their maths is OK, but it is the assumptions that are mistaken.
I found two articles pointing out the problems, one from US, one from UK.
Does this mean that gas stoves do not matter? No. But it suggests
other things matter a lot more.
Put all this together and there is a credible case that gas stove use
in the home at least exacerbates asthma symptoms. But since it’s a
very low-cost, low-difficulty intervention, it probably makes sense to
open a window while (or just after) using a gas cooker, or to use a
cooker hood with a good extractor fan, especially if you have children
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