Publication - Measuring The Impact Of Household Energy Consumption On Respiratory Diseases In India

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Title
Measuring The Impact Of Household Energy Consumption On Respiratory Diseases In India
Publisher
Global Health Research and Policy
Author
Mohammad Ahmad Faizan and Ramna ThakurEmail authorView ORCID ID profile
Published in
April 2019
Abstract
Most households in developing countries like India are not able to afford to get the services of efficient energy for cooking and lighting. Therefore, they rely mostly on solid fuels (firewood, dung cakes, crop residue, coal/coke/lignite). Such fuels cause respiratory diseases like tuberculosis, asthma respiratory cancer. Hence, this study aims to estimate the association between different types of energy used and the prevalence of respiratory diseases in India where more than 50% of the population relies on solid fuels for cooking.
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