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Energy and Environment: The Twin-House Tests

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Energy and Environment: The Twin-House Tests
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Maria Nystrom
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For women in developing countries, the critical issue is their everyday environment - the kitchen and the house - and the constant worry of having enough fuel to cook the day's meals.

Improved-cookstove programmes have demonstrated that women suffer from the effects of sooty, smoky, and dirty kitchens. World Health Organization findings, from 1991, show that their health, and their children's health, is affected by indoor air pollution. Children commonly meet with accidents such as burns or electric shocks; badly organized work space puts more physical stress on women, and requires more effort from them to do normal tasks. Even when there is enough fuel, these problems remain...
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TwinHouse    Energy    Environment    BoilingPoint32   

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