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  1. Longitudinal Relationship between Personal CO and Personal PM2.5 among Women Cooking with Woodfired Cookstoves in Guatemala

    McCracken JP, Schwartz J, Diaz A, Bruce N, Smith KR (2013) Longitudinal Relationship between Personal CO and Personal PM2.5 among Women Cooking with Woodfired Cookstoves in Guatemala. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55670. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055670
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  2. A low-cost particle counter as a realtime fine-particle mass monitor

    Northcross AL, Edwards RJ, Johnson MA, Wang ZM, Zhu K, Allen T, Smith KR. A low-cost particle counter as a realtime fine-particle mass monitor. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2013, 15 433.
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  3. Biomass Stoves and Lens Opacity and Cataract in Nepalese Women

    Pokhrel AK, Bates MN, Shrestha SP, Bailey IL, DiMartino RB, Smith KR. Biomass Stoves and Lens Opacity and Cataract in Nepalese Women. Optometry and Vision Science, Vol. 90, No. 3, March 2013.
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  4. A Discussion of Exposure Science in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy

    Lioy PJ, Smith KR. A Discussion of Exposure Science in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy. Environmental Health Perspectives 121:405–409 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1206170 [Online 31 January 2013]
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  5. Household air pollution and stillbirths in India: Analysis of the DLHS-II National Survey

    Lakshmi PVM, Virdi NK, Sharma A, Tripathy JP, Smith KR, Bates MN, Kumar R. Household air pollution and stillbirths in India: Analysis of the DLHS-II National Survey. Environmental Research 121 (2013) 17–22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2012.12.004
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  6. Energy and Human Health

    Smith KR, Frumkin H, Balakrishnan K, Butler CD, Chafe ZA, Fairlie I, Kinney P, Kjellstrom T, Mauzerall DL, McKone TE, McMichael AJ, Schneider M. Energy and Human Health. Annu. Rev. Public Health 2013. 34:25.1–25.30
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  7. Household fuels, low birth weight, and neonatal death in India: The separate impacts of biomass, kerosene, and coal

    Epstein MB, Bates MN, Arora NK, Balakrishnan K, Jack DW, Smith KR. Household fuels, low birth weight, and neonatal death in India: The separate
    impacts of biomass, kerosene, and coal International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health (2016) 523-532. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2012.12.006
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  8. Tackling the world’s forgotten killer

    18 January, 2013

    “About the worst thing you can do is stick burning stuff in your mouth. Every year, tobacco kills more than six million people, according to the World health Organization. Including secondhand tobacco smoke affecting non-smokers, it is the chief cause of ill-health (measured as lost years of healthy life) among men globally and for everyone in North America and Western Europe.

    The terrible disease burden imposed by tobacco is recognized by most people, but the risk of another form of smoke is also highlighted in the new “Global Burden of Disease” report released last Month in The Lancet – smoke from cooking fires. About 40 percent of the world still cooks with solid fuels, like wood and coal, in simple stoves that release substantial amounts of the same kinds of hazardous chemicals found in tobacco smoke directly into the household environment. Indeed, a typical wood cookfire emits 400 cigarettes worth of smoke an hour.”

    Visit CNN for the rest of the op-ed piece.


  9. A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010

    Lim S.S and many others (including KR Smith), 2012, A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, Lancet, 380: 2224-60.
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    → Supplemental Appendix PDF.
    → KR Smith’s presentation to Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves at National Press Club
    → Summary of new findings by KR Smith


  10. TURBOCOCINA Field Assessments in Schools: San Lorenzo Guatemala

    Northcross AL, Smith KR, Hernandez MT. TURBOCOCINA Field Assessments in Schools: San Lorenzo Guatemala. Household Energy, Health, and Climate Change Research Group. UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Nov 2012.
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