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Scientists Launch International Study of Open-fire Cooking and Air Quality
November 1, 2012
Expanding its focus on the link between the atmosphere and human health, the National Center for Atmospheric Research is launching a three-year, international study into the impact of open-fire cooking on regional air quality and disease. The broad research team will analyze the effects of smoke from traditional cooking on households, villages and entire regions.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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