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Environmental Health and Traditional Fuel Use in Guatemala


  • Kulsum Ahmed
  • Yewande Awe
  • Douglas F. Barnes
  • Maureen L. Cropper
  • Masami Kojima


Recognition of the problem of indoor air pollution (IAP) and its deleterious effects of health is growing worldwide as efforts increase to understand and articulate the complex health-air pollution linkages. Recent WHO estimates indicate that indoor smoke for solid fuels causes 1.6 million deaths annually and accounts for 2.7 percent of the global burden of disease. In Guatemala, adverse health impacts of IAP disproportionately affect children in poor, rural households of which 97 percent use fuelwood as the dominant cooking fuel. Based on data from two recent household surveys and the results of worldwide IAP health studies, this book examines the relationship between fuel use and health in Guatemala. The main purpose of the book is to draw attention to a major problem by highlighting the effects of IAP on the health of children in rural households in Guatemala and to identify appropriate options to mitigate those effects.

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  • Kulsum Ahmed & Yewande Awe & Douglas F. Barnes & Maureen L. Cropper & Masami Kojima, 2005. "Environmental Health and Traditional Fuel Use in Guatemala," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7340, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:7340

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    1. World Bank, 2005. "Integrating Environmental Considerations in Policy Formulation : Lessons from Policy-Based Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Experience," World Bank Other Operational Studies 8457, The World Bank.
    2. Onil Banerjee & Martin Cicowiez & Renato Vargas & Mark Horridge, 2019. "The SEEA-Based Integrated Economic-Environmental Modelling Framework: An Illustration with Guatemala’s Forest and Fuelwood Sector," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 72(2), pages 539-558, February.
    3. Masami Kojima, 2011. "The Role of Liquefied Petroleum Gas in Reducing Energy Poverty," World Bank Other Operational Studies 18293, The World Bank.
    4. Koffi Ekouevi & Voravate Tuntivate, 2012. "Household Energy Access for Cooking and Heating : Lessons Learned and the Way Forward," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 9372, June.
    5. World Bank, 2007. "Poverty and Environment : Understanding Linkages at the Household Level," World Bank Other Operational Studies 7744, The World Bank.
    6. Sesan, Temilade, 2012. "Navigating the limitations of energy poverty: Lessons from the promotion of improved cooking technologies in Kenya," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 202-210.
    7. Curtis Holder & Gregory Chase, 2012. "The role of remittances and decentralization of forest management in the sustainability of a municipal-communal pine forest in eastern Guatemala," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 25-43, February.
    8. World Bank, 2005. "Environment Matters at the World Bank : Annual Review 2005," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7281, June.
    9. World Bank, 2010. "Environmental Health in Nicaragua," World Bank Other Operational Studies 22290, The World Bank.
    10. World Bank, 2007. "Republic of Peru - Environmental Sustainability : A Key to Poverty Reduction in Peru," World Bank Other Operational Studies 7761, The World Bank.
    11. Kyran O'Sullivan & Douglas F. Barnes, 2007. "Energy Policies and Multitopic Household Surveys : Guidelines for Questionnaire Design in Living Standards Measurement Studies," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6615, June.


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