Call for using cleaner cookstoves
Bangladesh should go for cleaner cookstoves to save its thousands of women and young children from premature death and improve their livelihoods and combat climate change, said an expert yesterday.
“Cleaner cookstoves can have an important health and environmental impact in Bangladesh,” said Radha Muthiah, executive director of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
She said, about three billion people around the world are exposed to high levels of harmful smoke each day from traditional cookstoves, as they are still reliant on traditional forms of cooking. “And the results are two million deaths annually.”