Health Hazards of Cooking Smoke to Rural Families

One health issue we see in our travels in North Pakistan is the problem of breathing smoke in homes that cook indoors in the winter. The long-term effects of breathing this smoke – from both peat and yak dung – is debilitating and harmful. One of the programs of I.A.D.C. Inc. is to help with this problem with improved tools and technology.

We recently came across this informative video of this problem – but in a different part of the world – and how another organization is helping.

Cooking Smoke and Public Health: What We Saw in Kenya | United Nations Foundation

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http://unfoundationblog.org/cooking-smoke-and-public-health-what-we-saw-in-kenya/

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