Airmine at the Clean Cooking Forum 2019


More than 3 billion people don’t have access to clean cooking solutions. Most of them cook on open fires or very inefficient stoves, and very often this is done indoors.

This means the air they breathe in is heavily polluted, and they are seriously exposed to respiratory diseases. According to WHO, close to 4 million deaths per year are attributed to air pollution caused by household cooking.

At Clean Cooking Forum 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya, representatives from governments, non-governmental organisations, companies and research institutions gathered to share ideas and technological solutions and start partnerships in order to combat this massive air pollution problem. Airmine was one of them!

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