Indoor air pollution from biomass fuels: a major health hazard in developing countries

@article{Oluwole2012IndoorAP,
  title={Indoor air pollution from biomass fuels: a major health hazard in developing countries},
  author={Oluwafemi Oluwole and Oluwatofunmi O. Otaniyi and Godson A. Ana and Christopher O Olopade},
  journal={Journal of Public Health},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={565-575}
}
Nearly 3 billion people live without electricity today. This energy poverty means that they have to resort to biomass fuels for their household energy needs. When burned, these fuels release a mixture of toxic chemicals in their smoke, which is often over twenty times greater than World Health Organization (WHO) and Environmental Protection Agency recommended guideline limits. This review details factors that contribute to indoor air pollution, its effects on health, and discusses corrective… CONTINUE READING

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