Smokeless Stoves message:

Because they are more efficient they reduce the amount of time women and children need to spend collecting wood and slow down rates of deforestation. They also reduce the large amounts of climate-changing pollutants, such as black carbon, released by traditional fires and stoves.

The Problem: Traditional Cooking Methods Can Kill

When inhaled on a regular basis, these particles can cause diseases such as asthma, lung disease and pneumonia. Each year, an estimated 1.9 million people die from the most basic of food safety problems — the negative side effects of these traditional cooking methods.

Why is cooking with dirty burners bad?

The toxic emissions are blamed for low birth weights, pneumonia in young children, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, cataracts and other health problems in adults. …

Why is cooking with dirty burners unsafe?

It’s a fact: Indoor air pollution from cooking with solid fuels including wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung, and crop waste in open fires and traditional stoves is the fourth leading cause of death in the world, after heart and lung disease and respiratory infection.