Access to clean fuel stoves just the beginning: experts

Researchers led by the US National Institutes of Health say three billion people worldwide experience respiratory and eye diseases, burns and scalds, disability and death due to unsafe stoves.

But even when these are provided, barriers to improved health include women’s lack of power in society and traditional beliefs, such as indoor smoke being protective against malaria.

PLoS Medicine 2013; online 4 June

 

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