Volume No. 5 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 483-490 October-December 201

 

IMPROVED CHULAHS TO REDUCE INDOOR AIR POLLUTION

 

A.Venmathi* and D.S.Padmini

Department of resource management, Faculty of Home Science, Avinashilingam Deemed University for women, Coimbatore (INDIA)

 

Received on : May 10, 2010

 

ABSTRACT

 

Indoor air pollutants associated with combustion of solid fuels in households of developing countries are now recognized as a major source of health risks to the exposed populations. Use of open fires with simple solid fuels, biomass, or coal for cooking and heating exposes an estimated 2 billion people worldwide to concentrations of particulate matter and gases that are 10 to 20 times higher than health guidelines for typical urban outdoor concentrations. Indoor air pollution (IAP), resulting from Chulah burning wood, coal and animal dung as fuel, is claiming a shocking 500,000 lives in India every year, most of whom are women and children. Use of traditional biomass fuels

 

Keywords : Indoor Air Pollution (IAP), Traditional Chulahs, Improved Chulahs, Gas Watch, Intervention Program

 

 

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