Aof the world’s population is exposed to indoor pollution BOUT 42 PER CENT caused primarily by cook stoves. On an average,cook stoves run on solid fuels release smoke equivalent to 400 cigarettes every hour.Household air pollutants were responsible for the death of more than 4.3 million people in 2012; over 50 per cent of these were women and children.
In India,cook stoves run on dung cake and fire wood cause 1.15 million premature deaths every year.Experts say there is an urgent need to shift to better stoves and clean cooking fuel. What makes the mater worse is the fact that toxic emissions from stoves are adding to the climate change burden of the world.
"The poor are the worst victims of climate change"