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Matthew is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia.

The Global Health Problem Of Household Air Pollution

Most people living in the high-income world may be unaware of a “silent killer” that is estimated to cause over 2 million deaths annually.1 “Household air pollution,” generated from cooking with polluting fuels in inefficient stoves, is breathed in by approximately 3 billion people globally, primarily in low- and middle-income countries (Figure 1).2 The stoves that