E.A. Rehfuess, N.G. Bruce, K.R. Smith   |   2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: Global
This article presents an overview of global and regional household energy practices, considers the composition of biomass smoke and coal smoke as well as associated pollutant concentrations and personal exposure, and reviews the evidence linking indoor air pollution to a variety of health outcomes. Based on the assessment of the burden of disease attributable to indoor air pollution from solid fuel use, it discusses the public health significance of this environmental health risk and its broader consequences for economic development and environmental sustainability in developing countries.