The importance of the adverse effects of air pollution on children's health cannot be ignored. In particular, remarkably high levels of exposure to indoor air pollution have been documented in settings where solid fuels, including coal or biomass (such as wood, dung and crop residues), are burned for heating or cooking.1 Such fuels are used by more than half the world's population.
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