AN ANALYTICAL STUDY ON INEQUALITY IN DISEASE BURDEN DUE TO USE OF BIO-FUELS

  • Ankita Mukhopadhyay

Abstract

Preservation of human health is of paramount importance. But Women’s health in India has been limited to obstetrics; its, holistic recognition continues to be a challenge. Traditionally much of work done by women is performed within the context of the family. The effect of which is women are at higher risk in Comparison to men in context of using solid fuels for cooking or heating. Lower-income countries like India tends to have lower access to clean fuels and technologies, and thereby a stronger reliance on solid fuels for cooking and heating. Solid fuels include wood, crop residues, dung, charcoal, and coal. Use of these solid fuels causes indoor pollution which has a wide range of negative impact mostly on women rather than on men. Because women has to face the indoor air pollution on daily basis while cooking or heating by using solid fuels. Thus there is an inequality between men and women when question of disease burden arises.

Published
2020-06-13
How to Cite
MUKHOPADHYAY, Ankita. AN ANALYTICAL STUDY ON INEQUALITY IN DISEASE BURDEN DUE TO USE OF BIO-FUELS. National Journal of Environmental Law, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, june 2020. ISSN 2581-6683. Available at: <http://lawjournals.stmjournals.in/index.php/jel/article/view/581>. Date accessed: 03 aug. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.37591/njel.v3i1.581.

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