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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Indoor Air Pollution from Burning Biomass & Child Health

Nimesh Patel, Benita Okocha, Swastika Narayan, Manthan Sheth

Abstract: With approximately 3 billion people worldwide utilizing biomass as a source of energy, the World Health Organization rates Indoor smoke from biomass such as solid fuels as one of the major contributor to environmental exposure with one quarter of deaths and disease burden in children under 5 years of age. The ideal way to prevent or reduce the serious health impacts would be the withdrawal or reduction of exposure to these pollutants. This can be achieved with sustainable interventions such as key national and local level stakeholders to address the problem

Keywords: Biomass, Pneumonia, Particulate matter, Carbon monoxide, the energy ladder



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