Washington: The practice of cooking with wood or cow dung inside houses exposes millions of women to fine particles of air pollution in developing countries which can cause premature death and lung disease.
Baumgartner and colleagues associated higher levels of indoor air pollution with a significantly higher blood pressure among women aged 50 and over, reports the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.Other studies have shown that improved stoves or cleaner fuels can cut indoor air pollution by 50-75 percent, according to a Wisconsin university statement.Such a change "may be of little consequence for an individual", says co-author Leonelo Baustista, associate professor of population health sciences at UW-Madison."However, changes of this magnitude in a population would have a significant, large impact on the risk of cardiovascular disease in the population."IANS
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