Landmark study confirms the urgency of UpEnergy’s work

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and executed by 7 leading research institutions including Harvard University and the World Health Organization, confirmed the dire impact of air pollution produced by traditional cooking methods in the developing world. The study concluded that air pollution from traditional cooking methods is responsible for 3.5 million premature deaths a year, double the annual deaths attributed to either AIDS or Malaria.

UpEnergy’s mission – to provide clean energy technologies, including clean cookstoves, to the developing world at affordable prices – will mitigate the devastating effects of pollution produced by three-stone fires and inefficient cookstoves.

To read more on the study’s conclusion regarding the health impacts of cooking, please visit this website: http://www.greatenergychallengeblog.com/2012/12/13/cookstove-smoke-is-largest-environmental-threat-global-health-study-finds/

To read the The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 in its entirety, please visit here:
http://www.thelancet.com/themed/global-burden-of-disease

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