Inflammatory effects of cook stove emissions on cultured human bronchial epithelial cells
Approximately half the world's population uses biomass as a fuel for cooking and heating. This form of combustion is typically achieved by burning wood in a primitive indoor cook stove. Human exposure to combustion byproducts emitted from these 'traditional' stoves is an important global health concern. Such exposures cause an estimated two million premature deaths each year and have been associated with increased incidence of pulmonary disease, eyesight degradation, cancer, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Many types of 'improved cook stoves' have been developed over the past few decades to ...
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