Indoor air pollution

Global database of household air pollution measurements

The Global database of household air pollution measurements, commissioned by WHO and developed by researchers at Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India and the University of California at Berkeley, provides an overview of methods and results from 154 studies reporting household air pollution measurements. This database, with measurements from 37 countries, allows for comparisons within or across studies.

A description of the methods used to identify and extract data from the scientific studies, along with a description of the database architecture can be found in the following background document.

Users can query the Microsoft Excel database directly or export files into a statistical programme for more in-depth analysis. A Microsoft Access version of the database is available by contacting:indoorair@who.int

To enable regular updates to this database, the authors urge readers who are aware of newly published studies or any that have been missed in this database to contact:

Dr. Kalapana Balakrishnan
Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India
kalpanasrmc@ehe.org.in

Dr. Kirk Smith
University of California at Berkeley
krksmith@berkeley.edu

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