A pilot program in New York City found that public-housing apartments that replaced their gas stoves with electric alternatives saw an improvement in indoor air quality.
The cause of her breathing problems? Exposure to natural gas fumes, according to her doctors. Firefighters repaired the leak in the line to her stove once they were alerted to it. Thinking back on it, Norales says she believes that the leaked fumes may have been making her sick for nearly a year.