Title Score Stove : Empowering people Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 19/01/09 Description 2.7 billion people still depend on firewood, charcoal, dung and crop residues for their daily cooking and heating. The health risks of the traditional cooking practices should not be underestimated: Rudimentary wood-fired cook stoves and open fires emit fine particles, carbon monoxide, and other pollutants at levels up to 100 times higher than the recommended limits set by the World Health Organisation (WHO, 2011).
Chronic exposure to smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the biggest, albeit least known, death causes. Every year nearly 2 million people die prematurely from illnesses, which are caused by indoor air pollution from inefficient solid fuel use in the households. Nearly 50% of pneumonia-related deaths amongst children under the age of five are due to particulate matter inhaled from indoor air pollution (WHO, 2011)
URL https://www.empowering-people-network.siemens-stiftung.org/en/solutions/projects/score-stovetm-2/ Persons Chitta Saha, Paul Riley