Atmospheric Science Seminar: "Energy Interventions to Reduce Household Air Pollution in Developing Countries: Exposures, Health Impacts, and Implementation Challenges"

Presented by: Jill Baumgartner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University


Abstract:

Household use of traditional coal and wood stoves for cooking, heating, and other energy needs is pervasive practice in millions of homes globally. Decades of intervention programs have replaced traditional biomass stoves with cleaner-burning technologies but failed to meet indoor air quality guidelines. Drawing from a decade of rural energy research in China, I will present our empirical work on the air pollution and health impacts household air pollution and stove interventions, and highlight the challenges and decisions facing policy makers and stove implementers as they seek to reduce household air pollution.

Category

Atmospheric Science Seminars

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Location

Dunn 304