11 Nov '11, 4pm

Wood smoke linked to severe pneumonia, cognitive impacts for children #woodstoves

11 Nov 2011: Wood Smoke Is Linked To Severe Pneumonia and Cognitive Impacts A new study finds that reducing exposure to smoke from open fires and wood-burning cook stoves significantly reduces the incidence of pneumonia, the leading of death for children five and under in World’s Pall of Black Carbon Can Be Eased With New Stoves Two billion people worldwide do their cooking on open fires, producing sooty pollution. If widely adopted, a new generation of inexpensive, durable cook stoves could go a long way toward alleviating this problem. READ THE e360 REPORT developing countries. In an assessment of families in the western highlands of Guatemala, researchers found a one-third reduction in severe pneumonia diagnoses among children in homes with smoke-reducing chimneys compared with homes that use dirtier, poorly ventilated stoves, which are the primary source of cooking and...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/wood_smoke_linked__to_severe_...

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