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Kerosene cooking

Kerosene, also known as paraffin, is a transparent liquid fossil fuel which is generated from the refinement of crude oil. Kerosene is highly flammable and has been used all over the world for lighting, however with the widespread electrification in developed countries, the use of kerosene vanished. Kerosene is still widely used for lighting in developing countries, where it is also been used for cooking, and to a lesser extent for heating. It is estimated that more than 500 million households still rely on kerosene or other liquid fuels for lighting, which corresponds to an annual consumption of 7.6 billion litres

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Kerosene cooking Health Risks


Preeclampsia Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study