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One quarter of the world’s population live without grid-connected electricity.

The World Bank estimates that 780 million women and children are breathing toxin-laden kerosene fumes, which is the equivalent of smoking two packets of cigarettes per day.

Kerosene lighting costs up to one third of the household income in many developing countries.

Kerosene lamps are the leading cause of household fires in developing countries.

Kerosene emits 2.76 kilograms of carbon dioxide per litre burned.