Study on impact of indoor air pollution in house hold cooking in south Bengal and cross sectional population of high risk groups in Kolkata

At least two billion people of the developing nations in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America still use unprocessed, solid, biomass such as wood, cow dung and agricultural wastes for daily household cooking and room heating. About two-third of the households in India extensively use biomass fuels including wood, cow dung, hay, paddy husk, jute stick and dried leaves. But biomass fuel is less combustible and highly polluting than liquid petroleum gas or electricity. Smoke emitted from biomass fuel burning generates 3-5 times indoor air pollution than that of the road traffic and industry generated air pollution in cities.

Funded By: World Health Organization (WHO)
Project Duration: 2008 (1 year)

To study the health hazard of Indoor Air Pollution from Biomass fuel use in villages of South Bengal and Kolkata

A booklet on “Health Hazard of Indoor Air Pollution from Biomass Fuel use in India” was published jointly by Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS) and Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata.

Health & Awareness camps were organized across study area.