Kenya Solar LanternsKerosene lamps provide light for thousands of Kenyan children, who study their homework by them at night. The lamps pose not only a threat to the environment, but to the health of the children as well. The soot pollutes the environment, while the toxic fumes present a constant threat of respiratory illnesses and serious eye problems. Indoor pollution generates many complaints among residents of Nairobi.

The United Nations Environmental Program indicates more deaths occur in women of rural Kenya from illnesses arising from exposure to fumes than die from either tuberculosis or malaria. Kerosene lamps may also be responsible for cancer and learning disorders. Not only that, if they are accidentally kicked over they will start a fire.

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