The impact of household cooking and heating with solid fuels on ambient PM2.5 in peri-urban Beijing

Jiawen Liao, Anna Zimmerman Jin, Zoe A. Chafe, Ajay Pillarisetti, Tao Yu, Ming Shan, Xudong Yang, Haixi Li, Guangqing Liu, Kirk R. Smith. The impact of household cooking and heating with solid fuels on ambient PM2.5 in peri-urban Beijing. Atmospheric Environment 165:62-722017.  

 

 

Why both gas and biomass are needed today to address the solid fuel cooking problem in India: A challenge to the biomass stove community

Air quality, health, and climate implications of China’s synthetic natural gas development

Qin Y, Wagner F, Scovronick N, Peng W, Yang J, Zhu T, Smith KR, Mauzerall DL. Air quality, health, and climate implications of China’s synthetic natural gas developmentProc Nat Acad of Sci. March 2017. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1703167114 

Liquefied Petroleum Gas as a Clean Cooking Fuel for Developing Countries: Implications for Climate, Forests, and Affordability

Bruce NG, Aunan K, Rehfuess EA, Liquefied Petroleum Gas as a Clean Cooking Fuel for Developing Countries: Implications for Climate, Forests, and Affordability, Materials on Development Financing, No. 7,  March 2017, KfW Development Bank, Frankfurt, Germany.

Probe-based measurements of moisture in dung fuel for emissions measurements

Gautam S, Edwards R, Yada A, Weltman R, Pillarisetti A, Arora NK, Smith KR, 2016, Probe-based measurements of moisture in dung fuel for emissions measurementEnergy for Sustainable Development, 35(Dec):1-6.

The Last Summer Olympics? Climate Change, Health, and Work Outdoors

Smith KR, Woodward A, Lemke B, Otto M, Chang CJ, Mance AA, Balmes J, Kjellstrom T,  2016 (Aug 13). "The Last Summer Olympics?  Climate Change, Health, and Work Outdoors" The Lancet 388: 642-644. 

The article was also featured on the Berkeley News homepage on August 11, 2016 in an article entitled "Warming world may put most cities off limits for summer Olympics." Professor Smith was interviewed by Amy Goodman at Democracy Now on August 24, 2016. Video of the interview and a transcript can be viewed here

 

India Leads the Way: A Health-Centered Strategy for Air Pollution

Sagar AD, Balakrishnan K, Chowdhury A, Guttikunda S, Smith KR, 2016, India leads the way: A health-centered strategy for air pollutionEnviron Health Perspect 124(7): A116-117.

 

Air pollutant emissions from Chinese households: A major and underappreciated ambient pollution source

Liu J, Mauzerall DL, Chen Q, Zhang Q, Song Y, Peng W, Klimont Z, Qiu X, Zhang S, Hu M, Smith KR, Zhu T.  Air pollutant emissions from Chinese households: A major and underappreciated ambient pollution source. Proc Nat Acad of Sci June 2016 www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1604537113

Liu et al. Supporting Information 

www.pnas.org/lookup/suppl/doi:10.1073/pnas.1604537113/-/DCSupplemental.

 

1987, Biofuels, Air Pollution, and Health: A Global Review, Kirk R. Smith

“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 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.    Unfortunately, however, unthinking application of climate concerns now operates as a deterrent in some quarters to embracing truly clean cookfuel alternatives that have so much benefit to offer the very poorest populations.

Note, I have long stopped using the term 'biofuels' to mean biomass fuels, since biofuels now have come to mean liquid and gaseous fuels made from biomass in most of the world’s literature.  Continued use of 'biofuel' by some in our community now serves to confuse things I am afraid:  biomass fuel is a perfectly reasonable term and nicely parallel to fossil fuel."

 -K.R. Smith-

Modern Perspectives in Energy, (originally published by Plenum, which was purchased by) Springer

1987, Biofuels, Air Pollution, and HealthA Global Review, Kirk R. Smith

ISBN: 978-1-4612-8231-0 (Print) 978-1-4613-0891-1 (Online) 

The Climate Change Challenge and Barriers to the Exercise of Foresight Intelligence

Ross L, Arrow K, Cialdini R, Diamond-Smith N, Diamond J, Dunne J, Feldman M, Horn R, Kennedy D, Murphy C, Pirages D, Smith K, York R, Ehrlich P.  The Climate Change Challenge and Barriers to the Exercise of Foresight Intelligence Bioscience April 13, 2016.  E-Pub ahead of print. doi:10.1093/biosci/biw025

Kerosene subsidies for household lighting in India: what are the impacts?

Lam NL, Pachauri S, Purohit P, Nagai Y, Bates MN, Cameron C, Smith KR.  Kerosene subsidies for household lighting in India: what are the impacts? Environ Res Lett 2016 11(4), 044014. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/4/044014

Lam NL, Pachauri S, Purohit P, Nagai Y, Bates MN, Cameron C, Smith KR.  Supporting Information: Supporting Information: Kerosene Subsidies for Household Lighting in India: What are the Impacts? 

 

Lung function in woodsmoke-exposed Guatemalan children following a chimney stove intervention

Heinzerling AP, Guarnieri MJ, Mann JK, Diaz JV, Thompson LM, Diaz A, Bruce NG, Smith KR, Balmes JR. Lung function in woodsmoke-exposed Guatemalan children following a chimney stove intervention. Thorax Published Online First 10 March 2016 doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-207783.

Mortimer K.  Editorial: Chimney stove intervention - ready for scale up? CON. Thorax Published Online First: 10 March 2016 doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208318.

Bush A. Editorial: Chimney stove intervention - ready for scale up? PROThorax Published Online First: 10 March 2016 doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-208241.

HAPIT, the Household Air Pollution Intervention Tool to evaluate the health benefits and cost-effectiveness of clean cooking interventions.

Pillarisetti, A; Mehta, S; Smith, KR. HAPIT, the Household Air Pollution Intervention Tool, to evaluate the health benefits and cost-effectiveness of clean cooking interventions. Ch 10 in Thomas, E., Ed, Broken Pumps and Promises: Incentivizing Impact in Environmental Health, Springer International Press, 2016, pp. 147-169.

 

 

 

Efficiencies and pollutant emissions from forced-draft biomass-pellet semi-gasifier stoves: Comparison of International and Chinese water boiling test protocols

Chen Y, Shen G, Su Shy,  Du W, Huangfu Y, Lio G, Wang X, Xing B, Smith KR, Tao S. Efficiencies and pollutant emissions from forced-draft biomass-pellet semi-gasifier stoves: Comparison of International and Chinese water boiling test protocolsEnergy for Sustainable Development 2016 32:22–30.

 

 

Report of the Steering Committee on Air Pollution and Health Related Issues, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Report of the Steering Committee on Air Pollution and Health Related Issues. August 2015. Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, India.

Proposed Methodology: Quantification of a saleable health product (aDALYs) from household cooking interventions

Smith KR, Pillarisetti A, Hill LD, Charron D, Delapena S, Garland C, Pennise D, Proposed Methodology: Quantification of a saleable health product (aDALYs) from household cooking interventions, Household Energy, Climate, and Health Research Group (University of California) and Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, Berkeley, CA, for the World Bank, December 2015.

 

 

Promoting Clean and Affordable Cooking – Smarter Subsidies for LPG

Tripathi A, Sagar AD, Smith KR. Promoting Clean and Affordable Cooking Economic & Political Weekly 2015;48:81-84. 

 

Household Air Pollution Exposures of Pregnant Women Receiving Advanced Combustion Cookstoves in India: Implications for Intervention

Balakrishnan K, Sambandam S, Ghosh S, Mukhopadhyay K, Vaswani M, Arora NK, Darby J, Pillariseti A, Bates MN, Smith KR.  Household Air Pollution Exposures of Pregnant Women Receiving Advanced Combustion Cookstoves in India: Implications for Intervention. Annals of Global Health 2015;81:375–385. doi:10.1016/j.aogh.2015.08.009

 

Fossil fuel subsidies and health

Smith KR, Sagar A. Fossil fuel subsidies and healthLancet Global Health 2015;3:e674.

Applications of a joint CO2 and CH4 climate debt metric: Insights into global patterns and mitigation priorities

Desai MA, Rogers JV, Smith KR.  Applications of a joint CO2 and CH4 climate debt metric: Insights into global patterns and mitigation priorities. Global Environmental Change 2015;35:176-189. DOI 10.1016.jgloenvcha.2015.08.001

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