by Kirk R Smith

Issue: 13

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Received: 2010-10-07


While there are many anecdotal accounts linking smoky stoves to lung and eye problems, few scientific studies have directly addressed this question. This is partly because of the difficulties of doing such research in a systematic manner and partly because of a lack of concern in the scientific and medical establishments that conduct such work. This lack of concern was not without some justification in the past. As with other traditional forms of pollution such as water contaminated by human waste, there may have seemed to be little argument about the need to eliminate the heavy exposures characterizing less-developed regions...

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