[ExI] please analyze this article

Jason Resch jasonresch at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 23:24:19 UTC 2023

I haven't looked at the paper myself yet but I wondered: infrastructure for
gas pipes is more common in dense urban areas. Air pollution is also
associated with dense urban areas. Might this be enough to account for the
weak association observed? There's a much stronger variation in asthma
rates between states, which to my knowledge hasn't been explained.


On Sun, Jan 22, 2023, 2:34 PM 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.
> https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/1/75
> And of course those that question this latest bit of trumpeted "wisdom"
> are being called "deniers" and worse as per quite sad usual today.
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