by Nguyen Trong Phuong

Issue: 35

Journal section: Theme Articles
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Received: 2010-10-04


In Vietnam at present, up to 90 per cent of the population still uses wood or coal for domestic cooking. In recent years, the use of coal briquettes for domestic cooking has increased in Hanoi as costs of electricity and oil have increased. These fuels produce a lot of pollutants during their burning process, thus polluting the air in the kitchen and the whole house. The increasing use of coal briquettes inside dwellings has led to an increase in lung and respiratory diseases treated in the hospitals of Hanoi...

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