Push for cleaner stoves in poor countries to cut pollution

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Push for cleaner stoves in poor countries to cut pollution

Postby Wilberforce » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:34 am

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smoke emits as an Indian woman prepares a makeshift stove for cooking food at her home on the outskirts of Gauhati, India. Every evening, hundreds of millions of Indian women hover over crude stoves making dinner for their families. They feed the flames with polluting fuels like kerosene or cow dung, and breathe the acrid smoke wafting from the fires.(AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)
Push for cleaner stoves in poor countries to cut pollution
Apr 08, 2015 by By Katy Daigle
http://phys.org/news/2015-04-cleaner-st ... ution.html
• 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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