Clean Cooking Stove
The WHO estimates that breathing the smoke from traditional cooking stoves and open fires caused nearly 2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2004. Smoke exposure is a contributor to diseases and conditions which include pneumonia, chronic respiratory disease, heart disease, low birth weight, and probably tuberculosis and other diseases. Biomass pellet stoves are a low-cost cooking option while radically improving the health conditions of households. iLive estimates that the green wastes in the Johannesburg metro alone could cater to cleaner, more affordable, and healthier cooking condition to more than 200,000 households per annum.