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  1. In Praise of Power

    Smith KR. In Praise of Power. Science 345 (6197), 603, doi:10.1126/science.1259026, 8 August 2014.

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  2. Human urinary mutagenicity after wood smoke exposure during traditional temazcal use.

    Long AS, Lemieux CL, Yousefi P, Ruiz-Mercado I, Lam NL, Orellana CR, White PA, Smith KR, Holland N. Human urinary mutagenicity after wood smoke exposure during traditional temazcal use. Advance Access Mutagenesis. dii:10.1093/mutage/geu025

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  3. Nature Correspondance | Cookstoves: Clean up fuel on two fronts

    Smith KR. Cookstoves: Clean up fuel on two fronts. Correspondance. Nature 511, 7507 (2014). doi:10.1038/511031c

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  4. Air Pollution and Health in Ulaanbaatar

    Ochir C, Smith KR, Hill LD, et al. Air Pollution and Health in Ulaanbaatar. Final Project Report prepared for the Ministry of the Environment and Green Development Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. June 2014.

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  5. The Petroleum Product That Can Save Millions Of Lives Each Year

    Forbes, May 27, 2014 • Guest op-ed written by Kirk R. Smith

    The fracking furor over shale gas is the latest in a series of environmental debates that have bedeviled the oil and gas industry in spite of what might be considered an enviable record compared to related industries, coal for example. From off shore spills to the Keystone Pipeline, the industry probably feels a bit set upon at times. Similarly, its products are often the focus of environmental concern and consequent strict regulation, for example diesel air pollution. Finally, it often bears the brunt of concerns about carbon dioxide emissions leading to climate change risks.

    The industry might keep in mind, however, that one of its products, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG ­ bottled gas containing propane and butane), is actually the most effective solution available for the largest environmental health risk in the world: cooking with solid fuels. Read more at Forbes.com


  6. Field calibrations of a low-cost aerosol sensor at a regulatory monitoring site in California

    Holstius DM, Pillarisetti A, Smith KR, Seto E. Field calibrations of a low-cost aerosol sensor at a regulatory monitoring site in California, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 1121-1131, doi:10.5194/amt-7-1121-2014, 2014.

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  7. IPCC, 2014: Summary for policymakers.

    IPCC, 2014: Summary for policymakers. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 1-32.

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  8. Climate change and health: on the latest IPCC report

    Woodward A, Smith KR, Campbell-Lendrum D, Chadee DD, Honda Y, Liu Q, Olwach J, Revich B, Sauerborn R, Chafe Z, Confalonieri U, Haines A. Climate change and health: on the latest IPCC report, The Lancet, Available online 2 April 2014. ISSN 0140-6736, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60576-6.

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  9. Human Health: Impacts, Adaptation, and Co-Benefits. Chapter 11 in Climate Change 2014.

    Smith KR, Woodward A, Campbell-Lendrum D, Chadee D, Honda Y, Liu Q, Olwoch J, Revich B, Sauerborn R, Human Health: Impacts, Adaptation, and Co-benefits. Ch 11 in Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Vol I: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V. Barros, D.J.Dokken, et al. (eds.)]. Cambridge Univ Press, Cambridge, UK and NYC, 2014
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  10. Millions Dead: How Do We Know and What Does It Mean? Methods Used in the Comparative Risk Assessment of Household Air Pollution

    Smith KR, Bruce N, Balakrishnan K, Adair-Rohani H, Balmes J, Chafe Z, Dherani M, Hosgood DH, Mehta S, Pope D, Rehfuess E, et al. (2014) Millions Dead: How Do We Know and What Does It Mean? Methods Used in the Comparative Risk Assessment of Household Air Pollution. Annu. Rev. Public Health 35: 185-206. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182356
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