Nature. 509(7502):548–551, MAY 29TH, 2014 DOI: 10.1038/509548a , PMID: 24870526 Issn Print: 0028-0836 Publication Date: May 29th, 2014 Print Global health: Deadly dinners MEERA SUBRAMANIAN; + Author Information 1Meera Subramanianis a freelance writer in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She travelled to India on a Fulbright-Nehru fellowship, which provided partial support for this piece. Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid Abstract Polluting biomass stoves, used by one-third of the global population, take a terrible toll. But efforts to clean them up are failing.