Cooking can kill you.
According to a recent article published in Smithsonian magazine, pollutants from open-fire cookstoves are killing millions each year. In our travels around the globe working in both rural and urban environments, we’ve come across the ubiquitous indoor campfire more times than we can count. Without fail, it’s a woman or young girl stoking the flames of burning wood or charcoal which produces a thick cloud of smoke that gets trapped inside the dwelling which often lacks adequate ventilation. Groups such as the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves are working on the solution in cooperation with manufacturers and distributors so that an affordable technology can replace the open fire that’s used by nearly 3 billion people worldwide.