Highlighting the detrimental effects of black carbon, the researchers claim that this pollutant elevates the risk of cardiovascular disease in women. They based their finding on the daily exposure to various types of air pollutants, including black carbon, in 280 women residing in China's rural Yunnan province.
The team basically focused on the health consequences of these air pollutants that are emitted from sources common in developingcountries.
"China's unprecedented economic growth is fuelling massive increases in industrial and motor vehicle pollution, and 700 million Chinese homes still cook with wood and coal fuels. The Chinese government is setting new targets to improve its air quality. We wanted to identify the pollution sources that most impact human health to help inform these pollution control efforts." said study lead McGill Professor Jill Baumgartner....
A chulla cookstove in Tamil Nadu, shot by mckaysavage, Wikimedia Commons via Flickr, under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license