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Indoor smoke

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Indoor smoke is a problem caused by fires used for cooking and lighting - e.g. kerosene lamps, kerosene stoves, and open dung fires. This is a major public health issue in poor countries.

Indoor smoke is a very severe form of indoor air pollution, causing health problems such as respiratory disease and eye disease, which are major causes of death and disability.


Improved cook stoves and renewable energy lighting are important tools in the fight against indoor smoke.

Education is also an issue - where people have grown up with traditional methods, and burning of rubbish and organic waste is a regular activity, people may be accustomed to smoke and not regard it as harmful, or even regard a certain amount of smoke as good for keeping away insects. (If insects are an issue, other methods of protecting from pests must be found, together with the community.)

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