Indoor air pollution

Mortality and burden of disease

Solid fuel use is known to cause acute lower respiratory infections in children, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, ischemic heart disease and stroke in adults.
Based on the recommendations of the Household Air Pollution Expert Groups involved in the Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) done as part of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study 2010 led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, new methods for assessing disease risks have been used to update household air pollution attributable mortality.


Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Previous estimates