News We Follow: Household Air Pollution Increases Risk of Cataract and Other Eye Diseases

We’ve known for a while that indoor air pollution can cause a number of health effects, especially respiratory, but recently a Nepalese study linked it to eye diseases as well. This particular study was focusing on indoor cooks stoves that are often found in rural communities. These stoves, used by nearly half of the world’s population, are known for being harmful to indoor air quality.

“The study conducted by Dhulikhel Hospital under the Kathmandu University has found that indoor air pollution largely caused by burning solid fuels like firewood, dried leaves and cow dung, and twigs caused irritation and redness in eyes among household members across the country.” Read the entire article here.

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