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China - Household energy, indoor air pollution and health : a multisectoral intervention program in rural China (English)

The study aimed to test the viability of behavioral (health education) and technological (improved stoves and better ventilation) solutions to mitigate indoor air pollution (IAP) in poor rural areas of China under real life implementation conditions. The central tenet was a multi-sectoral approach, incorporating concerns from the fields of health, energy, environment, education and poverty reduction. The project tested affordable household energy interventions designed to reduce IAP exposure. This study represents the first community-based intervention trial to have tested the combined effect of technological and behavioral IAP interventions, and their implementation in rural settings. The study measurements focused on documenting reductions in three indoor air pollutants: respirable particles, carbon monoxide (CO) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2). It was anticipated that success in reducing IAP in these provinces would lead to significant improvements in the health of their rural populations, especially women and children, who typically are most exposed to the indoor household environment.

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  • Author

    Baris, Enis (editor), Ezzati, Majid (editor)

  • Document Date

    2007/06/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    40699

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    China,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    China - Household energy, indoor air pollution and health : a multisectoral intervention program in rural China

  • Keywords

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Baris, Enis (editor) Ezzati, Majid (editor)

China - Household energy, indoor air pollution and health : a multisectoral intervention program in rural China (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/447141468213921178/China-Household-energy-indoor-air-pollution-and-health-a-multisectoral-intervention-program-in-rural-China