Awareness About Firewood Cook Stove And Save Energy

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2020 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 7 Issue 4
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : J.N.Thakare
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J.N.Thakare, "Awareness About Firewood Cook Stove And Save Energy," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 7,  no. 4, pp. 22-27, 2020. Crossref,


The burning of biomass fuels result in exposure to high level of indoor air pollution, with consequent health effect. The objective of this study is to determine awareness of women in rural area to the harmful effect of cooking smoke and to assess their willingness to change cooking practices. Indoor air pollution is lacking(1), lack of training in new cooking method (2), poor quality and inadequate maintenance(3), traditional three stone open fire
causes of illness in women especially among rural families (4),fire wood cook stove increasing both deforestation and greenhouse gas effect(5).
It is essential to assess awareness of the impact of indoor air pollution on health and willingness to change. This is our knowledge the first study addressing these issues.


Improved cook stoves, Wood stove history, Cleanest cook stove and smoke free solar cooking.


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