Earlier today, our friends at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves hosted a press telebriefing.  The group discussed how traditional cooking methods in much of the developing world causes severe hardships, including respiratory illness.  Some 1.9 million people a year die from breathing toxic cookstove smoke.

If you are new to this issue, the MP3 below offers a good explanation of the problem of indoor household emissions and how clean cookstoves can help.

Panelists included:  Leslie Cordes, Interim Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves;  Richard Grinnell, Executive Vice-President & COO, HELPS International Incorporated;  Jacob Moss, Director, U.S. Cookstoves Initiatives, Office of the Secretary of State, Global Partnerships Initiative; and  Kirk Smith, Professor of Global Environmental Health, University of California.

Clean Cookstoves by UN Dispatch

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