health impacts due to national solid fuel cookstove emission

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health impacts due to national solid fuel cookstove emission

Postby Wilberforce » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:34 am

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/ ... 0114.short

Transient climate and ambient health impacts due to national solid fuel cookstove emissions

Forrest G. Laceya,1, Daven K. Henzea, Colin J. Leeb, Aaron van Donkelaarb, and Randall V. Martinb

aDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0427;
bDepartment of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2

Edited by Drew T. Shindell, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC, and accepted by Editorial Board Member Ruth S. DeFries December 2, 2016 (received for review July 28, 2016)

Significance

Widespread use of solid fuels for cooking results in a significant source of anthropogenic emissions. Of foremost concern for indoor air quality, reductions to these emissions could also impact both climate and ambient air quality. These potential cobenefits are appealing to efforts aimed at reducing cookstove emissions on national to urban scales, but have yet to be comprehensively evaluated at these scales. We thus estimate the per cookstove impacts on ambient air quality and global mean surface temperature for every individual country with significant cookstove use, considering reductions to both aerosols and long-lived greenhouse gases over the next century. This estimation provides information for policy makers evaluating climate and ambient air quality cobenefits of cookstove intervention programs worldwide.
• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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