Chulhas—cookstoves of poor women who collect sticks | Centre for Science and Environment

Chulhas—cookstoves of poor women who collect sticks


The chulha politics

Chulhas—cookstoves of poor women who collect sticks, twigs and leaves to cook meals—are today at the centre of failing international action. Women are breathing toxic emissions from stoves and these emissions are also adding to the climate change burden. The 2010 Global Burden of Disease established that indoor air pollution from stoves is a primary cause of disease and death in South Asia.

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