New guidelines aim to improve indoor air quality

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Women use fuel-efficient stoves to cook their meals in the Rwanda camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in Tawila, North Darfur. Credit: UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran

Air pollution emitted by rudimentary biomass and coal cook stoves claim the lives of 4.3 million people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The agency points out that three billion people, mainly in developing countries, don't have access to clean energy or clean fuels for cooking or lighting their homes.

To help prevent deaths from indoor air pollution, WHO on Wednesday issues new guidelines for indoor air quality.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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