LPG cares about People’s health
A study conducted by the WLPGA reveals that around 3 billion people still cook and heat their homes by burning biomass, kerosene and coal. Moreover, more than 4 million people die prematurely from illness attributable to household air pollution from cooking with solid fuels. That’s even more than from Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis combined. In fact, by being exposed to indoor smoke, it is 2 to 3 times more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Furthermore, burning wood and coal, people produce around 150 times more CO2 than LPG per gigajoule of energy, contributing to the outdoor air pollution. In 2014, 92% of the world’s population were living in places where the air quality level guidelines set out by WHO were not met.
Today, thanks to the versatility of LPG and new political programmes, the world population is using much more LPG than before.
This green energy is ideal for many domestic activities (cooking, gardening, jobs around the house) and it is also the most popular alternative fuel. Indeed, more than 25 million Autogas vehicles are in use today. This leads to a reduction of CO2 emissions, as well as a lower NOx and SOx pollution, compared to petrol.
As already mentioned, LPG can raise the quality of life, while guaranteeing benefits for the environment as well. Let’s see how in the next paragraph.