Cleaner, healthier cookstoves may be catching on

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Cleaner, healthier cookstoves may be catching on

Postby Wilberforce » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:04 pm

Cleaner, healthier cookstoves may — at long last — be catching on

"For about 3 billion of the world’s poorest people, the simple act of cooking dinner is fraught with risk. They burn wood, charcoal, dung or crop waste, often on open fires, fouling the air they breathe. It’s no small matter: Household air pollution from cooking fires is thought to be the world’s leading environmental cause of death and disability. And cooking over open fires also contributes to climate change and to deforestation when poor people chop down trees for fuel."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton & Julia Roberts on Clean Cookstoves ... ookstoves/

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Julia Roberts team up to tackle the clean cookstove cause on Oprah Winfrey Network special, Extraordinary Moms! ... nary-moms/
• 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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