Health Effects

Change in household fuels dominates the decrease in PM2.5 exposure and premature mortality in China in 2005–2015

Zhao B, Zheng H, Wang S, Smith KR, Lu X, Aunan K, Gu Y, Wang Y, Ding D, Xing J, Fu X, Yang X, Liou K-N, Hao J (2018) Change in household fuels dominates the decrease in PM 2.5exposure and premature mortality in China in 2005–2015. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 24:201812955. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1812955115 PDF | Supplement

Ambient PM2.5 exposures and expected premature mortality to 2100 in India under climate change scenarios

Chowdhury S, Dey S, Smith KR. Ambient PM2.5 exposures and expected premature mortality to 2100 in India under climate change scenariosNature Communications2018(9):318, Published online January 22 2018, doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02755-y

ERS/ATS workshop of respiratory health effects of household air pollution

Sood A, et al. (including KR Smith). ERS/ATS workshop of respiratory health effects of household air pollutionJ Eur Resp Disease, 2018, Jan 4;51(1). pii: 1700698. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00698-2017. Print 2018 Jan

 

Household air pollution, health, and climate change – clearing the air

Goldemberg J, Martinez-Gomez J, Sagar A, Smith KR.  Household air pollution, health, and climate change – clearing the air. Environ Res Lett. Accepted Manuscript online 2 January 2018. doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaa49d

Kitchen PM2.5 concentrations and child acute lower respiratory infection in Bhaktapur, Nepal: The importance of fuel type

Bates MN, Pokhrel AK, Chandyo RK, Valentiner-Branth P, Mathisen M, Basnet S, Strand TA, Burnett RT, Smith KR. Kitchen PM(2.5) concentrations and child acute lower respiratory infection in Bhaktapur, Nepal: The importance of fuel type. Environ Res. 2017 Dec 11;161:546-553. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.11.056. [Epub
ahead of print] 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Letter to editor [heart disease and air pollution]

Smith KR, Balmes JR, Guarnieri MJ, Letter to editor [heart disease and air pollution], New Engl J of Med, 372: 289, 2015.  DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1412846lLeLett

Field calibrations of a low-cost aerosol sensor at a regulatory monitoring site in California

Holstius DM, Pillarisetti A, Smith KR, Seto E. Field calibrations of a low-cost aerosol sensor at a regulatory monitoring site in California, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 1121-1131, doi:10.5194/amt-7-1121-2014, 2014. → Download PDF → Download Supplementary Material [PDF]

Climate change and health: on the latest IPCC report

Woodward A, Smith KR, Campbell-Lendrum D, Chadee DD, Honda Y, Liu Q, Olwach J, Revich B, Sauerborn R, Chafe Z, Confalonieri U, Haines A. Climate change and health: on the latest IPCC report, The Lancet, Available online 2 April 2014. ISSN 0140-6736, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60576-6. → Download PDF. → Download Supplemental Material.

Human Health: Impacts, Adaptation, and Co-Benefits. Chapter 11 in Climate Change 2014.

Smith KR, Woodward A, Campbell-Lendrum D, Chadee D, Honda Y, Liu Q, Olwoch J, Revich B, Sauerborn R, Human Health: Impacts, Adaptation, and Co-benefits. Ch 11 in Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Vol I: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V. Barros, D.J.Dokken, et al. (eds.)]. Cambridge Univ Press, Cambridge, UK and NYC, 2014 Version undergoing copy-editing; final version forthcoming (April 2014)

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Millions Dead: How Do We Know and What Does It Mean? Methods Used in the Comparative Risk Assessment of Household Air Pollution

Smith KR, Bruce N, Balakrishnan K, Adair-Rohani H, Balmes J, Chafe Z, Dherani M, Hosgood DH, Mehta S, Pope D, Rehfuess E, et al. (2014) Millions Dead: How Do We Know and What Does It Mean? Methods Used in the Comparative Risk Assessment of Household Air Pollution. Annu. Rev. Public Health 35: 185-206. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182356→ Download PDF → Download Supplementary Material [PDF]

An Integrated Risk Function for Estimating the Global Burden of Disease Attributable to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Exposure

Burnett RT, Pope CA, Ezzati M, Olives C, Lim SS, Mehta S, Shin HH, Singh G, Hubbell B, Brauer M, Anderson HR, Smith KR, Balmes JR, Bruce NG, Kan H, Laden F, Prüss-Ustün A, Turner MC, Gapstur SM, Diver WR, Cohen A (2014). An Integrated Risk Function for Estimating the Global Burden of Disease Attributable to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Exposure. Environ Health Perspect; DOI:10.1289/ehp.1307049  → Download PDF → Download Supplemental Material

Addressing the Burden of Disease Attributable to Air Pollution in India: The Need to Integrate across Household and Ambient Air Pollution Exposures

Balakrishnan K, Cohen A, Smith KR. (2014) Addressing the Burden of Disease Attributable to Air Pollution in India: The Need to Integrate across Household and Ambient Air Pollution Exposures. Environmental Health Perspectives 122 (1): A6-A7; doi: dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1307822→ Download PDF

Acute Lower Respiratory Infection in Childhood and Household Fuel Use in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Bates MN, Chandyo RK, Valentiner-Branth P, Pokhrel AK, Mathisen M, Basnet S, Shrestha PS, Strand TA, Smith KR. Acute Lower Respiratory Infection in Childhood and Household Fuel Use in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Environ Health Perspect 121:637-642 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1205491 [online 19 March 2013]→ Download PDF.

Biomass Stoves and Lens Opacity and Cataract in Nepalese Women

Pokhrel AK, Bates MN, Shrestha SP, Bailey IL, DiMartino RB, Smith KR. Biomass Stoves and Lens Opacity and Cataract in Nepalese Women. Optometry and Vision Science, Vol. 90, No. 3, March 2013.→ Download PDF.

Household air pollution and stillbirths in India: Analysis of the DLHS-II National Survey

Lakshmi PVM, Virdi NK, Sharma A, Tripathy JP, Smith KR, Bates MN, Kumar R. Household air pollution and stillbirths in India: Analysis of the DLHS-II National Survey. Environmental Research 121 (2013) 17–22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2012.12.004→ Download PDF.

Household fuels, low birth weight, and neonatal death in India: The separate impacts of biomass, kerosene, and coal

Epstein MB, Bates MN, Arora NK, Balakrishnan K, Jack DW, Smith KR. Household fuels, low birth weight, and neonatal death in India: The separateimpacts of biomass, kerosene, and coal International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health (2016) 523-532. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2012.12.006 → Download PDF.