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Trying To Promote Safer Stoves In Countries Where Cooking Can Kill
2012-06-12 13:18:56

Preparing a meal in some of the world´s poorest rural areas can turn an ordinary activity into a deadly chore. Animal dung and crop scraps often fuel the indoor fires used for cooking. And before any food fills a hungry belly, thick black smoke fills a family´s lungs. Pneumonia and other acute respiratory infections kill about 1 million people a year in low-income countries, making them the top cause of death in the developing world and the greatest threat to children´s...

2012-05-30 10:05:46

The smoke rising from a cookstove fills the air with the tantalizing aroma of dinner — and a cloud of pollutants and particles that threaten both health and the environment. How families in developing countries use their cookstoves has a big effect on emissions from those stoves, and laboratory emission tests don't accurately reflect real-world operations, according to a study by University of Illinois researchers. Biomass-burning cookstoves are used throughout the developing world,...

2012-04-04 20:48:25

The first real-world, head-to-head comparison of "improved cookstoves" (ICs) and traditional mud stoves has found that some ICs may at times emit more of the worrisome "black carbon," or soot, particles that are linked to serious health and environmental concerns than traditional mud stoves or open-cook fires. The report, which raises concerns about the leading hope as a clean cooking technology in the developing world, appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science &Technology....

2011-11-28 17:35:18

For many people in the developing world getting enough food to eat is a persistent challenge. However the challenge does not stop there. A new issue of the international journal Energy Policy details the human and environmental cost of cooking food using the only energy source available to many people, woody biomass.  The Special Issue explores the type of decision frameworks that are needed to guide policy development for clean cooking fuels and to ensure that the provision of clean...

2011-11-11 14:23:26

NIH-funded study shows 30 percent decline in severe cases Cooking stoves with chimneys can lower exposure to indoor wood smoke and reduce the rate of severe pneumonia by 30 percent in children less than 18 months of age, according to a new air pollution study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study in the Nov. 10 issue of The Lancet showed that rates of severe childhood pneumonia were significantly...

Image - Wood Smoke From Cooking Fires Linked To Pneumonia, Cognitive Impacts
2011-11-11 05:54:44

Two new studies led by University of California, Berkeley, researchers spotlight the human health effects of exposure to smoke from open fires and dirty cookstoves, the primary source of cooking and heating for 43 percent, or some 3 billion members, of the world´s population. Women and young children in poverty are particularly vulnerable. In the first study, the researchers found a dramatic one-third reduction in severe pneumonia diagnoses among children in homes with smoke-reducing...

2011-10-26 11:00:00

Approximately 3 Billion People Rely on Polluting, Solid Biomass to Fuel Cooking Needs, According to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 The birth of the planetâs 7 billionth person this month is a milestone that underscores the life-saving mission of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. About 3 billion people rely on coal or solid biomass such as wood, dung or charcoal to cook their food each day, and the Alliance is working to...

2011-10-13 20:47:16

International effort could reduce death toll, deforestation, NIH scientists say An international effort to replace smoky, inefficient household stoves that people commonly use in lower and middle income countries with clean, affordable, fuel efficient stoves could save nearly 2 million lives each year, according to experts from the National Institutes of Health. In a commentary in Science, the NIH scientists noted that indoor air pollution from such inefficient stoves affects about 3...


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