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Clean cooking fuel to improve health during pregnancy

Around 3 billion people worldwide rely on solid biomass fuels such as crop residues or wood for cooking or heating.1 Household air pollution from incomplete combustion of these fuels is a mixture of fine particles, carbon monoxide and other substances and is associated with adverse health consequences, resulting in an estimated 2.3 million premature deaths annually.2 Included among the health risks attributable to household air pollution are low birth weight and pneumonia, which are key drivers of infant mortality in low-resource environments where the use of solid fuels is common. It is therefore with great expectation that obstetricians, paediatricians, . . .

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