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Dr. Nathan Phillips: Health and environmental impacts of natural gas appliances

Dr. Nathan Phillips, from Boston University, will be available for interviews on Wednesday, August 31, from 9-10:30 a.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available:

Wednesday, August 31, from 9-10:30 a.m. ET

Residential natural gas use contributes to greenhouse gas leaks and reduces air quality in homes. Some jurisdictions have restricted gas in new construction, while twenty states have pre-emptively banned restrictions on gas in new construction.

Available expert:

Dr. Nathan Phillips is a professor in the earth and environment department at Boston University. He can discuss topics including:

  • Potential short- and long-term health effects of natural gas fumes from home appliances, related to both typical usage and unintended leaks;
  • How natural gas contributes to climate change;
  • The impacts of unrepaired leaks from outdoor gas lines, and how widespread of a problem this is; and
  • Alternatives to gas appliances, solutions to leaks, and what consumers should know when considering a change.

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