The database contains data abstracted from more than 110 published papers with measurements of air quality in Chinese households, mostly from the Chinese literature previous to 1995. It is organized by pollutant (Particulates, Sulfur Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxides, Benzo[a]pyrene); fuel type (Coal & Mixed, Gas, Biomass); and location (Urban, Rural).
Download Indoor Air Pollution Database
The database can be downloaded in two versions.
1. As a pdf file or on the WHO website page titled Indoor Air Pollution Database for China. This is the full report containing an introduction to the database tables, which describes the history of the database and the selection criteria for papers, as well as drawing conclusions about the overall pattern of indoor air pollution that it reveals in China.
2. As a Zip folder containing just the Excel spreadsheets for the main database tables and an Excel workbookcontaining the full list of papers, key to the contents of each paper, and footnotes to the database.
HOUSEHOLD MEASUREMENTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
The purpose of the Indoor Air Pollution and Exposure Database is to provide the scientific community a concise overview of measured household indoor air pollution levels in about 250 communities extracted from 71 studies published between 1968 and 2002. This working database is structured so that the independent interviewer can extract and analyze findings within and across studies. This database includes publications with measurements in all developing countries except those before 1995 already found in the China Database. The database has been prepared by Sumeet Saksena and Lisa Thompson, under the supervision of Kirk R. Smith and was partly supported by the World Health Organization and the Fogarty International Center.
Solid Fuel Use Estimates (External link to WHO, scroll to bottom of the page for the database)