allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Firewood Smoke Caused 79,000 Deaths, Says Centre

Posted by Trish Riley, November 29, 2010

The International Center for Energy Environment and Development (ICEED) said not less than 79,000 pre- deaths have been recorded in Nigeria as a result of inhaling smoke from local firewood cooking stove.

A statement signed by the public relations officer of the center, Mr Michael Donovan, said use of firewood for cooking is not only dangerous to human health, but also encourages environmental degradation through climate change by releasing hydrocarbons into the atmosphere and deforestation.

via allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Firewood Smoke Caused 79,000 Deaths, Says Centre.

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