Cooking at the bottom of the pyramid

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Bop_stove The World Health Organization estimates that 1.6 million people die each year from toxic indoor air. The main culprit is carbon monoxide released with smoke as a byproduct of incomplete combustion, when using traditional stoves.

Given that nearly half of the world population and 80 percent of rural households cook with traditional stoves, Environfit - a Colorado-based organization - saw a commercial opportunity and created a line of clean-burning ceramic stoves. Their first target demographics are Indian women. Prices will range from $10 to $200.

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