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KEMRI: 23,000 Kenyans die yearly from cooking with kerosene, firewood, and animal dung

The KEMRI today has instructed people against using the conventional way of boiling hence those of run-for-stoves as they direct to air pollution that significances fitness. The Director General Professor Sam Kariuki expresses that when cooking expanding the charcoal stove or firewood is like scorching 100 cigarettes each hour.

However, he declares that those who use this form of cooking are likely to withstand from lung cancer, chronic obstructive, pulmonary disease, and stroke. In his statement, he added that the research establishes that around 23,000 people die each year in Kenya and Sub Sahara province over 2 million die per year.

He pointed out that especially those who use firewood are leading to household air pollution which occurred in respiratory disorders that can inflict casualty.

Professor Kariuki advised people to commence utilizing gas or electronic stoves because this isn't infringing on air pollution and the administration is yet to deduct the cost of the structures.


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