Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Child Poverty Insights: Indoor Air Pollution and Child Health in India

In the June 2013 issue of Child Poverty Insights Rajendra K. Pachauri and Meena Sehgal from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and Anand Krishnan from the All India Institute for Medical Sciences, highlight the adverse effects of indoor air pollution on child health in India, and set forth proposal on the potential of cleaner energy for the reduction of child mortality.

In India indoor air pollution cause by the burning of biomass fuels is among the most serious threats to the health of children under five years. Child deaths linked to indoor air pollution are largely avoidable by replacing biomass fuels with safer fuels, and improving the combustion of bio-fuels to reduce the amount of smoke generated.

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