Doctors File False Advertising Complaint Over Hidden Health Risks of Gas

A false advertising complaint is taking aim at a sponsored post in the Globe and Mail from April 4, 2022, as well as other claims made by the Canadian Gas Association. Source: CAPE complaint

Dr. Melissa Lem was shocked when she saw an advertisement from a major Canadian fossil fuel lobby group showing young parents and their two children happily cooking a meal over a brand new gas stove. 

The Vancouver-based physician said that ad is “terrible and misleading” because dozens of scientific studies suggest that children who grow up breathing the fumes from gas stoves have a heightened risk of asthma — a potentially 42 percent increased risk, according to one meta-analysis.