Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 192 , Segment 5
Episode: International Law, Terrorism, Deception, Cookstoves, Lotions
- Dec 8, 2015 10:00 pm
- 19:33 mins
Guest: Garrett Allawatt, PhD, Student of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington Nearly half of the world’s population relies on something called a three-stone fire for cooking and heating. That is, three-stones propping up a pot over an open flame. The smoke and fumes causes millions of deaths each year. In Kenya, women journey on foot for hours to collect enough wood for their families each week – a journey that leaves them vulnerable to violence and sexual harassment. ? University of Washington PhD student Garrett Allawatt is part of a team funded by the US Department of Energy to find a cleaner, more efficient alternative to the three-stone fire.