Indoor Air Quality

avoidable deaths

In 2000, 1.6 million avoidable deaths were attributed to indoor air pollution. By 2009 that number increased to two million. Worldwide, it is the tenth leading cause of avoidable deaths. In environmental causes of death, it is second only to contaminated waterborne diseases.

People die from indoor air pollution-caused illness each year. Nearly all of these deaths occur in low and lower-middle income countries

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Nearly 50% of pneumonia deaths among children under five are due to particulate matter inhaled from indoor air pollution

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According to the WHO, household air pollution is responsible for 7.7% of global mortality

Cooking For Life – Household Air Pollution

Concentration in Low-Income Countries

Nearly all of the two million deaths from indoor air pollution each year occur in low and lower-middle-income countries in the developing world. In low-income countries, the number of deaths brought on by malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDs stands at 1.6 million deaths annually, compared to the two million caused by regular exposure to pollutants from indoor cooking with solid fuels.

Why LPG?

Cooking with LPG is fast, easy, clean and safe

LPG is the only stove whose emissions are below the critical level of 10µg per m3 in contrast to LPG, biomass burning typically releases 19 times more emissions per meal
LPG is easy to store and transport, even in the most remote regions
LPG does not require a complex and capital intensive network of pipes
LPG distribution is driven by local companies of all sizes

The energy transition for cooking

What is the Impact of Indoor Air Pollution?

Cooking for life Find out more Cooking For Life is a major campaign of the WLPGA, which aims to facilitate the transition of ONE BILLION people from cooking with traditional fuels as well as other dirty and dangerous fuels to cleaner-burning LPG by 2030. Cooking for life Find out more Cooking For Life is a major campaign of the WLPGA, which aims to facilitate the transition of ONE BILLION people from cooking with traditional fuels as well as other dirty and dangerous fuels to cleaner-burning LPG by 2030.