Air Pollution in Developing Countries

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.”

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  6. 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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  7. Household Light Makes Global Heat: High Black Carbon Emissions From Kerosene Wick Lamps

    Lam N, Chen Y, Weyant C, Venkataraman C, Sadavarte P, Johnson M, Smith KR, Brem B, Arineitwe J, Ellis J, Bond T. Household Light Makes Global Heat: High Black
    Carbon Emissions From Kerosene Wick Lamps. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012, 46, 13531−13538. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es302697h
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  8. Pollutant Emissions and Energy Efficiency under Controlled Conditions for Household Biomass Cookstoves and Implications for Metrics Useful in Setting International Test Standards

    Jetter J, Zhao Y, Smith KR, Khan B, Yelverton T, Decarlo P, Hays MD. Pollutant Emissions and Energy Efficiency under Controlled Conditions for Household Biomass Cookstoves and Implications for Metrics Useful in Setting International Test Standards. Environ Sci Technol. 2012 Oct 2;46(19):10827-34. doi: 10.1021/es301693f. Epub 2012 Sep 17.
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  9. Temperature dataloggers as stove use monitors (SUMs): Field methods and signal analysis

    Ruiz-Mercado I, Canuz E, Smith KR. (2012). Temperature dataloggers as stove use monitors (SUMs): Field methods and signal analysis. Biomass and Bioenergy 47 (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.09.003
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  10. Global Heart: Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution, and Cardiovascular Health

    The most recent issue of Global Heart, the Official Journal of the World Heart Foundation, is dedicated to Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Health (click here to see the Table of Contents ).

    Attached here are two of the articles related to Household Air Pollution.

    1. Baumgartner J, Smith KR, Chockalingam A. Reducing CVD Through Improvements in Household Energy Implications for Policy-Relevant Research. (2012) Global Heart 7:3. 243-247. Download PDF.

    2. Pandey MR. Household Smoke Pollution and Chronic Cor Pulmonale. (2012) Global Heart 7:3. 261-263.Download PDF.