Gallery: Chulha Stove Could Help Stop 1.6 Million Smoke Inhalation Deat...

A shocking number of people die every year from indoor air pollution - mostly due to the burning of biomass fuels indoors for cooking. Of the estimated 1.6 million who die from smoke inhalation, approximately 500,000 of those people are women in rural India. To address this issue, a group of NGOs partnered with Phillip's Philanthropy By Design and local Indian women to develop a much more efficient smoke-free stove called the Chulha. Made from local materials, the Chulha stove is easy to clean and maintain and it filters and directs smoke outside to improve indoor air quality.

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