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Scaling up a cleaner-burning alternative for cookstoves

For millions of people globally, cooking in their own homes can be detrimental to their health, and sometimes deadly. The World Health Organization estimates that 3.8 million people a year die as a result of the soot and smoke generated in traditional wood-burning cookstoves. Women and children in particular are at risk of pneumonia, stroke, lung cancer, or low birth weight.  "All their life they're exposed to this smoke," says Betty Ikalany, founder and chief executive director of Appropriate Energy Saving Technologies (AEST). "Ten thousand women die annually in Uganda because of inhaling smoke from cookstoves."  Read more.....

 

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