Women tend to be in charge of cooking almost in every country. And when it comes to cooking on traditional stoves and cooking on open fire they breath in hundreds of pollutants daily.
This hazardous polluted air results in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) and 1.3 million deaths are annual because of COPD. And this rate is less in men when they smoke indoor smoke.
The death ratio is higher in African and South Asian countries. During pregnancy smoking, hazardous pollutants cause low birth weight. The airways in the lungs are damaged which is harder to breathe in and out. There is no possible treatment for COPD up till now and it can neither be reversed and COPD’s symptoms get worse over time.