When Cooking Kills
Imagine if you learned that the way you cooked for your family was killing them. Sarah, in Kenya, did. After losing a sister to lung cancer, she began to understand the issues. Two years ago she was able to do something about it, after she began to cook with a more fuel-efficient and cleaner cookstove.
Silent, almost invisible deadly indoor cooking smoke is damaging the lungs, eyes and hearts of almost 3 billion people. Two million premature deaths each year can be directly linked to indoor air pollution. We sat down with Radha Muthiah, Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) to understand what’s being done to solve this problem.