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Study finds improved cookstoves solve one emissions problem, but create another

Smoldering embers beneath pots and skillets around the world spew acrid plumes of greenhouse gases and aerosols, polluting lungs and warming the planet. More than half of the world's population cooks food using these types of rudimentary stoves, which are often just a pot balanced on three stones above a fire. But improved cookstoves, which are one of the most popular solutions to the health problems caused by cookstove emissions, may carry risks of their own, according to a recent study.

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