biomass fuel

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This is vegetable matter such as wood or agricultural waste that is burned as fuel for cooking and heating. It often generates copious amounts of smoke and fumes that can cause indoor and environmental air pollution. In many low-income countries, inhalation of smoke and fumes from combusted biomass fuel is a common and serious public health problem. See also indoor air pollution.

Subjects: Environmental Science — Public Health and Epidemiology.

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