Indoor air pollution

Capacity building

photo of training session
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WHO is committed to building the capacity of researchers and policy-makers working in the areas of household energy and indoor air pollution at the regional and national level.

WHO provides technical advice to and organizes training workshops for researchers and organizations involved in exposure and health outcome assessments as part of ongoing and planned intervention projects.

WHO also encourages and supports the assessment of the national burden of disease due to indoor air pollution, and cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analyses of interventions.

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WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: household fuel combustion

Health in the Green Economy:
household energy


Julia Roberts, Ambassador for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Indoor Air Quality Guidelines: selected pollutants

Clean household energy for all


Burden of disease

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Information material


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Fact sheets,
press releases, presentations

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Other web sites on indoor air pollution




Partnership for Clean Indoor Air

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WHO's Programme on Indoor Air Pollution

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