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Introduction to the Study: RESPIRE Project

“The project is an interesting and very valuable technical foray into public health as it has selected a problem, as its focus, that is a serious problem throughout the world, and has approached it in a sensitive, systematic and effective way – the purpose being, to elucidate the impact of indoor air pollution on child and human health in general. It is potentially extremely important because high levels of indoor air pollution characterize many parts of the developing world where biomass fuel is used for heating and cooking.”

Robert Klein, Director
CDC Research Unit – Guatemala


Co-location and Air Pollution Measurement

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Co-location and Air Pollution Measurement

“One of the critical components of the study is to accurately measure the amount of air pollution in the homes in order to characterize exposure levels among the participants.”

Randomization and the Plancha Stove

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Randomization and the Plancha Stove

“Because this is a randomized intervention trial half of the 500 households enrolled in the study where assigned to receive the plancha or improved stove at the beginning of the project, the other half received the plancha after 18 months when the child had reached 18 months of age.”

Videos by Gabriela Martínez Escobar

Radio Program – Danger Fuels

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Randomization and the Plancha Stove

“Danger Fuels” a radio program about the health and development implications surrounding household energy and domestic smoke in the developing world, features Prof. Smith’s research in the Guatemala highlands. Mark Whitaker from Pennise Productions traveled to San Lorenzo, Guatemala with Prof. Smith to produce and present the radio program. It originally aired Wednesday, June 13, 2007 on the BBC World Service.”