• Exposure to smoke from hazardous methods of cooking and lighting kills nearly 2 million annually, most of them women and children. 

• More women are severely burned by kerosene-related accidents each year than are diagnosed with HIV and TB combined. *

• Breathing kerosene fumes is the equivalent of smoking two packets of cigarettes a day and two-thirds of adult females with lung cancer in developing nations are non-smokers *

• Lighting cost of kerosene make up 20%-30% of annual household budgets, even when kerosene is subsidize.

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