Carbon monoxide exposure during cooking in households: A case of Dar es Salaam city, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Legonda, I.
dc.contributor.author Marsh, R.
dc.contributor.author Mkilaha, I.
dc.contributor.author Griffiths, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-09T10:55:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-09T10:55:55Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Legonda, I., Marsh, R., Mkilaha, I., & Griffiths, A. (2013). Carbon monoxide exposure during cooking in households: A case of Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering. A, 2(1A), 31-35 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/2131
dc.description Full Text Article Available at: http://repository.udsm.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/20.500.11810/4304 en_US
dc.description.abstract Exposure to CO (carbon monoxide) during cooking in households using LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), natural gas and charcoal as fuels has been conducted. The study aimed at assessing the indoor air quality in order to address potential hazardsassociated with CO. Carbon monoxide concentrations and flame temperature were measured at an interval of 1 min for 1 h using COand thermometer data loggers respectively. While the CO concentration from LPG and natural gas were found below 26 ppm for 1 h,as recommended by WHO (World Health Organization) standards, the average CO concentration from charcoal exceeded the standard limit. In addition closing the kitchen door during cooking increased the CO concentration from 26-295 ppm to 92-597 ppm. According to WHO, the observed CO concentrations from charcoal stove highlights questionable life support atmosphere. It can therefore be suggested that switching to LPG or natural gas from charcoal will reduce CO exposure to persons during cooking. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering en_US
dc.subject Air quality en_US
dc.subject CO poisoning en_US
dc.subject Indoor pollution en_US
dc.subject Pollution en_US
dc.subject Carbon monoxide en_US
dc.subject Liquefied petroleum gas en_US
dc.subject Natural gas en_US
dc.title Carbon monoxide exposure during cooking in households: A case of Dar es Salaam city, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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