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Power Hour: Fumes in Focus with Beyond Toxics

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

a handheld camera films a gas stove. one can see a grey blur in the camera's viewfinder, picking up invisible gas fumes

Beyond Toxics’ Fumes in Focus initiative addresses the growing concern of gas stove pollution and its impact on indoor air quality and family health. As environmental and public health risks intensify, the Fumes in Focus project focuses on the pervasive issue of indoor gas stoves and how much they pollute our homes.

Their study, “Fumes In Focus: Visualizing Air Pollution From Gas Stoves” utilizes advanced FLIR technology to capture and visualize the immediate emissions during stove operation. With people spending more time indoors and preparing meals at home, especially during the winter holidays, the quality of indoor air has a profound effect on health. We advocate for a shift towards high-efficiency electric systems, offering recommendations and exploring financial incentives. Join us in creating a fossil-free future, where we  prioritize clean air and healthy living choices!

Meet our speaker

Lisa Arkin, the Executive Director of the Beyond Toxics, has provided innovative policy leadership and grassroots organizing for Beyond Toxics since 2006. Under her guidance, Beyond Toxics embraced the principles of diversity and equity, and adopted an anti-racist ethos to become Oregon’s first environmental justice organization. Arkin is dedicated to placing human rights, racial and social justice at the forefront of all environmental protection and climate resiliency policies. Under her leadership, Beyond Toxics organized the first Oregon Environmental Justice Bus Tour, the first set of regional environmental justice forums and stewarded the adoption of Oregon’s Environmental Justice Framework (SCR 17) in the 2021 legislative session. With her direction, Beyond Toxics has grown to a staff of eleven and has two offices: our Willamette Valley headquarters and the Southern Oregon office. She serves as an appointed member of a number of commissions and workgroups on issues such as land use, environmental justice, pesticide reform and air quality.



February 28
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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