Recently, the World Health Organization released new indoor air quality guidelines to reduce the negative consequences of household air pollution.
Conclusively linked to acute lower respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ischemic heart disease, stroke and other illnesses, household air pollution contributes to more than four million premature deaths each year.
Our own team here at CGH has been working on this pressing health concern in Nigeria. University of Chicago Center for Global Health is conducting groundbreaking research comparing intrauterine growth rates, fetal birth weights, preterm deliveries, and miscarriages/stillbirths of Nigerian women using clean-burning bioethanol stoves with those using traditional fuels.
Be sure to keep coming back for more updates on our ongoing research.