Altered screenshot makes false link between gas stove use and risk to heart health

Updated on 03/02/2023 at 06:12

An altered screenshot appearing to show a tweet by US television station KOB 4 about research that shows homes with gas stoves have an "increased risk of cardiovascular events" has been shared hundreds of times on social media. A spokesperson for KOB 4 told AFP their original tweet about links between gas stoves and asthma had been manipulated. A health expert also told AFP that no published study associated gas stove cooking with a risk to heart health.