CGPH FACULTY: Kirk R. Smith
DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2013
REGION: Asia (India)
REFERENCE: Balakrishnan K, Ghosh S, Ganguli B, Sambandam S, Bruce N, Barnes DF, Smith KR. Modeling national average household concentrations of PM2.5 from solid cookfuel use for the global burden of disease -2010 assessment: results from cross-sectional assessments in India. Environ Health. 2013 Sep 11;12(1):77.
SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Previous global burden of disease (GBD) estimates for household air pollution (HAP) from solid cookfuel use were based on qualitative indicators of exposure. Recent progress in GBD methodologies that use integrated–exposure–response (IER) curves for combustion particles required the development of models to quantitatively estimate average HAP levels experienced by large populations. Such models when developed at the country level also serve to inform public health intervention efforts. So, we aimed to develop a model to estimate national average household concentrations of PM2.5 from solid cookfuel use in India, together with estimates for 29 states.
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