International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Call for Papers | Fully Refereed | Open Access | Double Blind Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064


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Informative Article | Medical Science | Canada | Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2013


Indoor Air Pollution from Burning Biomass & Child Health

Nimesh Patel [2] | 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


Edition: Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2013,


Pages: 492 - 506


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