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Cookstove Trials and Tribulations: What Is Needed to Decrease the Burden of Household Air Pollution?

Mortimer, Kevin ORCID: and Balmes, John R (2018) 'Cookstove Trials and Tribulations: What Is Needed to Decrease the Burden of Household Air Pollution?'. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, Vol 15, Issue 5, pp. 539-541.

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Household air pollution arising from the combustion of dirty-burning fuels in and around the home for cooking and heating (e.g., wood, crop waste, dung, coal) is estimated by WHO to cause around 4 million premature deaths a year, mainly from cardiopulmonary diseases, making it one of the commonest underlying drivers of morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).1 Although not included in the WHO estimates, the use of kerosene for lighting contributes additional morbidity and mortality.2 Although the latest Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 estimates a smaller number of deaths attributable to household air pollution – 2.5 million – it helpfully puts these risks in the context of other risk factors amongst which air pollution is very prominent.3

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Air pollution > WA 750 Air sanitation and hygiene
WA Public Health > Air pollution > WA 754 Pollution and pollutants (incl. tobacco pollution; passive smoking)
WF Respiratory System > WF 100 General works
WF Respiratory System > WF 20 Research (General)
WF Respiratory System > Lungs > WF 600 Lungs
WG Cardiovascular System > WG 100 General works
WG Cardiovascular System > WG 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
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Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 16:25
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 13:07


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