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.

Why is plastic pollution a problem?

It Upsets the Food Chain. Because it comes in sizes large and small, polluting plastics even affect the world’s tiniest organisms, such as plankton. When these organisms become poisoned due to plastic ingestion, this causes problems for the larger animals that depend on them for food.

What is the main cause of plastic pollution?

Plastic pollution is caused by the accumulation of plastic waste in the environment. It can be categorized in primary plastics, such as cigarette butts and bottle caps, or secondary plastics, resulting from the degradation of the primary ones.

What are the effects of plastic pollution?

Marine species ingest or are entangled by plastic debris, which causes severe injuries and deaths. Plastic pollution threatens food safety and quality, human health, coastal tourism, and contributes to climate change.