Air Pollution and Respiratory Health among Honduran Women (2 MB pdf)poster
M.L. Clark,1 J.L. Peel,1 S. Conway,2 J.B. Burch,3 S.J. Reynolds 1 2006

1Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; 2Trees Water & People, Fort Collins, CO; 3University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC



Small Scale Biomass Systems, Renewable Energy: ER 120
Dan Kammen, Renewable Apprpriate Energy Laboratory, US Berekely, January 2002

National burden of disease in India from indoor air pollution
Kirk Smith, 2000
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-7360; and East-West Center, Honolulu, HI 96848

Smoke's increasing cloud across the globe
Practical Action June 16, 2006


It is in the world’s poorest regions that smoke is a major threat, including China, India and sub-Saharan Africa. On current trends, 200 million more people will rely on these polluting fuels by 2030. Women and children are exposed for up to seven hours a day to pollution concentrations 100 times and more above accepted safety levels. There is ample medical evidence that smoke from burning biomass fuels leads to killer diseases, such as penumonia, chronic bronchitis and lung cancer.

Health Effects of Air Pollution from Household Fuels
Kirk R. Smith*, Sumi Mehta1*, Miriam Feuz+
* Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.

Shedding new light on wood smoke: a risk factor for respiratory health
C. Boman1, B. Forsberg2 and T. SandstrNike News

Our US public broadcasting system recently presented two good programs on AIDS

For those of you in the field working with AIDS affected individuals, families and care givers: what impact do improved cooking techniques such as improved cookstoves, retained heat cookers, solar cookers and integrated cooking have on helping to cope with AIDS?

What's Cooking?
Jessica Budds, Adam Biran and Jonathan Rouse October 2001
WELL Water and Environmental Health at London and Loughborough, UK


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