Experts pressure households to end use of charcoal, wood.
By Brenda Kiven
Households in Cameroon have been advised to use Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), over charcoal and firewood, in order to avoid devastating effects of indoor air pollution.
The call was made on Thursday at the University of Douala, during a symposium organised by the Faculty of Medecine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, on the effects of Air Pollution on Human Health, a project of Clean Air Africa, in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, England.
Professor Bertrand Mbatchou from the University of Douala, practicing at the Douala General Hospital along with his team, are currently analysing data on the aforementioned topic, revealed that many stand a chance of getting respiratory infections, heart diseases and lung cancer if they are exposed to it.