Estufas onil

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Producción de estufas ONIL a base de leña. Utilizan 60-70% menos leña comparado con cocinar con fuego abierto o "pollo" tradicional. Estas estufas fueron diseñadas y son implementadas principalmentepara reducir la contaminación interna de las casas para así reducir los problemas respiratorios, así como para evitar las quemaduras asociadas con fuegos abiertos. Con la reducción en el consumo deleña, también se reduce la incidencia de hernias causados por acarrear leña pesada en las espaldas y se libera aproximadamente 2 días a la semana en la recolección de leña y ahorro en tiempos de cocción.Production of firewood based stoves. These stoves use 60 to 70% less firewood compared to a traditional open fire or three stone fire. The ONIL stoves where designed and are distributed primarilyto reduce indoor air pollution in the households to reduce the respiratory diseases, and to avoid the life limitting burns asociated to open fires. With the firewood reduction, the incidence ofhernias caused by carrying heavy loads of firewood on their backs is also reduced, and about 2 days in time is liberated from firewood collection and savings in cooking times.

n the late 1980's, HELPSInternational's medical teams reported an alarming number of children being treated for burns and numerous respiratory problems. Don O'Neal, an engineer with HELPS, investigated and found that theproblem was the method of cooking that the indigenous Mayan women used in their homes, a centuries old tradition: cooking meals using an open fire pit on the dirt floor of their one room homes known asa "three-stone fire" with no ventilation, so families were inhaling noxious fumes causing Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI). More specifically, Mr. O'Neal found:

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That the highinstances of facial and hand burns were due to children falling into these open fires when they were playing or learning to walk.
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That excessive smoke inhalation is the leading cause of...
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