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The Impact of Indoor Pollution on the Health of under Five Children in Bangladesh

Author Affiliations

  • 1Lecturer of Statistics, Department of Natural Science, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, BANGLADESH
  • 2Clinical Physiotherapist, Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), Dhaka, BANGLADESH

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 54-58, August,22 (2013)

Abstract

The present work was carried out in different area of Bangladesh to determine the impact of indoor pollution on health of under five children. In Bangladesh, as in many other developing countries, most of infant and childhood mortality has been due to diarrheal disease, nutrition and respiratory infections associated with environmental factors(water and sanitation, hygiene practices, crowding and indoor air pollution). The major driving force for environmental health degradation in Bangladesh is its growing population. Indoor air pollution in developing countries mostly arises from the indoor burning of solid fuels such as wood, animal dung, coal and crop residues in open fires or poorly functioning stove. The incomplete combustion biomass fuels release a host of complex chemicals.

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