28 Sep '11, 4pm

Smoke inhalation from cooking over open fire kills 1.6 million yearly. Rocket stoves are a solution:

Smoke inhalation from cooking over open fire kills 1.6 million yearly. Rocket stoves are a solution:

It may sound unbelievable but it's true: smoke inhalation from cooking over an open fire kills 1.6 million adults and children yearly. Not only that, in Africa, for example, women walk up to 15 miles each trip to find wood for cooking, often carrying loads of 40 to 60 pounds under extreme conditions, plus deforesting already strained environments. To tackle this simple but vital issue, The Paradigm Project is on a mission to distribute over 5 million fuel-efficient and cleaner-burning rocket stoves to women all over the world. But you can't imagine such a situation unless it is seen with your own eyes, and perhaps walked in your own shoes, as two of the project ambassadors show in a short film where they cook (and cry) in a smoky hut in Kenya:

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/bringing-5-millio...

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