Guatemala

Mike Barbee, January 2012

Jatropha curcas is grown as a living livestock corral and as a bio-fuel crop in several areas of the developing world. The seed from the Jatropha plant, as well as the oils are toxic to animals and to people. Ingestion, or skin contact with the oils of the plants, leafs and seeds is known to be toxic, and Mike does a nice job of documenting the current research about the plant in his paper: Summary of Literature on Jatropha Toxicity

It appears that there is NO RESEARCH on the toxicity of Inhaled jatropha either seed, stem, or cake (or pressed cake) form. This is an area of particular concern for me as we evaluate the effectiveness of using Jatropha as a fuel for cooking stoves.

to quote Mike:

There are no studies about jatropha the fraction of phorbol esters that may be present during pressing, composting, or burning. There is not enough information about the volatility to estimate the partitioning of oil that may contain esters in the air during the processing and application

The Key recommendation:
"It is recommended at this point, that those who are working directly with oil and seed cake during the pressing process wear protective eye and skin covering and, if possible, surgical masks to reduce inhalation."

AIDG Rocket Box
Catherine Laine, Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group, January 22, 2008
AIDG Rocket BoxAIDG Rocket Box

Televisa: Impact of HELPS Stove Program in Guatemala
Michelle Hollaender, Helps, International, January 2008

As you may have heard, a Mexican crew of three reporters from TELEVISA spent a week in Guatemala filming the positive impact that HELPS Programs has had in the lives of so many people.

The four day series will air Monday February 4th early in the morning in Mexico City.

The Kitchen Killer: Onil Stove Video
video by Lindsey Oneal, Guatemala, January 2008

http://current.com/items/76789492_the_kitchen_killer

Estufa Eco-Comal
Marco Tulio Guerra Buezo, Eccomal, Sacatepequez, Guatemala, enero 2008
Estufa Eco-comalEstufa Eco-comal
Sistema de CombustionSistema de Combustion
SOMOS UN PROYECTO CON FIN EMPRESARIAL Y SOCIAL.
NUESTRA RAZON DE SER SE FUNDAMENTA EN PROMOVER Y DESARROLLAR TECNOLOGIA ALTERNATIVA PARA EL USO Y MANEJO DE LOS RECURSOS NATURALES EN FORMA RESPONSABLE

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DESARROLLAR Y PROMOVER TECNOLGIA APROPIADA PARA EL USO Y MANEJO DE FUENTES ENERGETICAS EN FORMA RESPONSABLE

EL SISTEMA ECO-COMAL
ECO-COMAL. Es un proyecto educativo en busca de un cambio de actitud para el uso adecuado y generacion de la leña.

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Calle a san Felipe N0. 7 Jocotenango, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
Marco Tulio Guerra Buezo
Macog8@gmail.com
Cel. 51849521 Tel. 79221861

US and Guatemalan First Ladies with ONIL Products
Don Oneal, HELPS International, March 20, 2007
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IDB Governors meeting in Guatemala last evening.(March 18th)
Don Oneal, HELPS International, March 19, 2007
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Guatemalan Conifers
Thomas T. Veblen, Facultad de Ingenieria Forestal, Universidad Austral de Chile, FAO, Unasylva

Going Commercial
Don Oneal, HELPS International,August 27, 2006

HELPS Going CommercialHELPS Going Commercial

Thought you might be interested in the HELPS stove, retained heat cooker and water filter being sold through a major hardware chain in Guatemala.

Regards Don

Household Woodsmoke and Health in Guatemala
in PCIA Bulletin Issue 7, June 2006
Kirk Smith, RESPIRE (Randomized Exposure Study of Pollution Indoors and Respiratory Effects)

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