Health impacts

Health impactsIncomplete combustion of solid fuels produces toxic substances like Particulate Matter or Carbon Monoxide. Recent evidence shows that the burden of disease associated with breathing in these types of fumes lead to more than 4 million premature deaths annually.

We can measure:

  • kitchen concentration of PM2.5 and CO
  • Main cook or children exposure to PM2.5 and CO
  • emission rate from the stoves
  • self-assessed reduction in smoke exposure and subsequent health effects.

We use a combination of gravimetric and light scattering devices to get field calibrated continuous measurement of emissions.

Thanks to the HAPIT model we will be able to translate baseline and project Particulate Matter exposure into premature deaths avoided by your intervention.