Indoor pollution: Silent and deadly- Smoke from cooking stoves kills poor people

September, 2010
The Economist

Two Berkeley professors are quoted in an article on indoor pollution in the Economist:

Another lesson of past failures, says Daniel Kammen, who runs the World Bank’s clean-energy programmes, is the need for better data about how stoves are actually used. That is increasingly possible, because cheap sensors can be embedded in stoves.


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At Berkeley, Mr Smith’s team is working with Vodafone, a mobile-phone company, on a wireless gadget that allows researchers on motorcycles to download the data from stoves. Some in the alliance also hope to tap the money available to curb greenhouse-gas emissions.