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Yifang Zhu’s research featured in Electrek: Your gas-fueled home appliances aren’t good for your health, study finds

Replacing gas with electric appliances in California homes would prevent around 350 premature deaths each year and produce $3.5 billion in annual health benefits from cleaner air. This is according to new research from  Yifang Zhu, lead researcher and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Institute of Environment and Sustainability professor and Center for Occupational and Environmental Health faculty. “California’s state agencies often focus on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts, but there has been much less focus on how fossil fuel use in household appliances can adversely impact indoor air quality and public health,” says  Zhu.