UI researchers studying health effects of indoor cooking fires

n 2017, approximately half a million people died due to household air pollution from particulate matter (PM) in India. One World Health Organization report compared an open cooking fire in the home to the equivalent of burning 400 cigarettes in an hour.

Breathing PM from these indoor biomass fires, often produced from wood or dung, exposed home inhabitants, especially the primary cook—typically...

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