Household Cookstoves, Environment, Health, and Climate Change: A New Look at an Old Problem

Indoor biomass cooking smoke is associated with a number of diseases, including acute respiratory illnesses and even cancer, with women and young children affected disproportionately. They are exposed to levels of indoor cooking smoke, in the form of small particulates, up to 20 times higher than the maximum recommended levels of the World Health Organization (WHO 2005). It is estimated that smoke from cooking fuels accounts for nearly 2 million deaths annually (WHO and UNDP 2009), which is more than the deaths from malaria or tuberculosis; by 2030 over 4,000 people will die prematurely each day from household air pollution (IEA 2010).

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- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Biodiversidade Florestal

- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base

- Alterações Climáticas e Biodiversidade;
- Saúde e Biodiversidade

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