Per year 1.6 million people die from indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution is primarily caused by the burning of firewood, crop waste, and dung for cooking and heating. It is a major health risk for the world’s poorest.
One of the biggest health problems in the world is indoor air pollution. Many of the poorest people in the world do not have access to clean cooking fuels and 1.6 Million(!!) people die from indoor air pollution. More in our entry on the topic:
Just updated our work on Indoor Air Pollution. Still one of the largest (& fixable) env/health challenges. It's a leading risk factor for early death, especially for the poorest. Short thread of the key points. 1/
Nearly all countries have made progress. Death rates from indoor air pollution have fallen in almost every country since 1990. 5/
The world is making progress against indoor air pollution. Despite population growth, the total number of deaths each year has fallen by around 1 million since 1990. 4/
Why is this a really important global change? Because per year 2.6 million (!) people die from illness caused by household air pollution. And indoor air pollution is caused mainly by the use of solid fuels for cooking and heating. More at
• Per year 1.6 million people die from indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution – caused by the burning of firewood, crop waste, and dung for cooking and heating – is a major health risk of the world’s poorest. → Our research on indoor air pollution
• 1.6 million people die from indoor air pollution per year, 55% are younger than 70 years. Indoor air pollution – caused by the burning of firewood, crop waste, and dung for cooking and heating – is a major health risk of the world’s poorest. →
Forth option: convince billions of people to stay poor and deny them our standard of living, not get air conditioning in hot climates, keep dying from indoor air pollution etc