27 of every 1,000 children die due to exposure to dirty cooking fuel

According to the WHO, about a third of the world’s population cooks food over an open fire or in stoves fuelled by biomass.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 09, 2024 | 2:45 PMUpdatedJul 09, 2024 | 2:45 PM

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As many as 27 of every 1,000 babies and children die due to exposure to dirty cooking fuels in India, according to a report by Cornell University. The report used large-scale household survey data from 1992 to 2016 to determine the human cost of reliance on dirty cooking fuels and found that the largest effect was shown in infants under a month old.

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