How big is small? Enough to not breathe oil!
Health risks due to indoor air pollution (IAP) from inefficient domestic burning processes for cooking or lighting are not breaking news. The presence of high levels of sulfur dioxide in burnt wood emissions from traditional cookstoves; its remaining high levels in the air after two hours from turning off the source; and the fact that this gets even worse with an oil-fuelled wick lamp that pollutes almost the same as a second traditional cookstove in the same room for at least one hour each day for 20% of the world´s population, maybe are. This paper shows first evidence from Peru´s rural context in the simultaneous lack of modern energy devices for lighting and cooking. The paper can be found on pages 111-115 of the proceedings of the conference "Innovating Energy Access for Remote Areas: Discovering Untapped Resources" which took place from 10-12 April 2014 in Berkeley, USA.
Proceedings of the conference "Innovating Energy Access for Remote Areas: Discovering Untapped Resources" 2014