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Indoor Air Pollution Continues To Plague India, Other Nations

Inter Press Service: In India, an Indoor Health Crisis
“…According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around three billion people cook and heat their homes using open fires and mud stoves burning biomass (wood, animal dung, and crop waste), as well as coal. … The WHO estimates that around 4.3 million people die each year from diseases attributable to indoor air pollution, including from chronic respiratory conditions such as pneumonia, lung cancer, and even strokes…” (Parvaiz, 3/5).