Dirty cookstoves is “our” problem, not just a poor women’s problem

In May 2017, Dr. Ashok Gadgil spoke to a diverse audience at UC Berkeley about the life impairing challenges faced by over a billion women worldwide who use biomass as a cooking fuel. Using inefficient biomass stoves results in smoke inhalation causing about 4 million premature deaths annually — mostly of women and infants near them. Ashok discusses the role his research group has played in mitigating this unnecessary suffering and the future path forward. More information about the talk and a link to the video can be found here.