How clean is clean enough?
CSU Energy Institute researchers want to know – and they need your help.
The question refers to air pollution from wood or coal-burning cookstoves, the main form of household energy used by about 3 billion people worldwide, every day. The past several decades have seen progress in the design of cleaner-burning stoves. Less clear, though, is whether these more efficient stoves will improve human health, in terms of short- and long-term exposure to cookstove air pollution.