Fuel for Life: Household Energy and Health
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241563161 ISBN-10    9241563168
Order Number    11500665 Format    Package
Price    CHF    15.00 / US$    18.00 Developing countries:    CHF    10.50
English     2006        42   pages
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Energy use is essential to meet our most basic needs: cooking, boiling water, lighting and heating. It is also a prerequisite for good health - a reality that has been largely ignored by the world community. Left behind by development, more than 3 billion people still burn wood, dung, coal and other traditional fuels inside their homes. The resulting indoor air pollution is responsible for more than 1.5 million deaths a year - deaths that mostly fall on young children and their mothers. Moreover, indoor air pollution and inefficient household energy practices represent a stumbling block on our road to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. "Fuel for life: household energy and health" summarizes the health impacts of household energy and gives an overview of past and future trends in solid fuel use. This publication also reviews interventions experiences and demonstrates - through the quantification of the costs and benefits of different interventions that good-value-for-money solutions exist.