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2013-01-09 12:32:02

Higher benefit seen in men than women Male deaths from all-causes, but particularly cardiovascular and respiratory disease, could be significantly reduced with a decrease in biomass smoke (smoke produced by domestic cooking and heating and woodland fires), a paper published today on bmj.com suggests. The researchers say this could have significant impact on further interventions to reduce pollution from this source. Although a large amount of research has been carried out on the...

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...