Professor Smith and his research group address the relationships among environmental quality, health, resource use, development, and policy in developing countries, with a focus on the health effects of air pollution exposure in developing countries, particularly in women and children from household air pollution due to solid fuel use.

30th Anniversary ‘Edition’ of Biofuels, Air Pollution and Health.  "Nearly 3 decades after publication of the first and still, I believe, only book laying out the major issues around what we now call household air pollution, it is available for free download in pdf.   It started to address most all of the issues we still struggle with except, perhaps, the climate angle, which I am coming to think in any case is a bit of a red herring even though we also introduced the concept of what is now called “co-benefits” and made the first measurements in the early 1990s." - K.R. Smith

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