Special Issue "Indoor Air Pollution"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2011)
Dr. Mukesh Dherani
Division of Public Health, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 3GB, UK
Indoor air pollution (IAP) is a well recognised source associated with a number of diseases. While in developed world research is focused on its sources such as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), volatile organic compounds and radon in soil, developing countries have focussed on solid fuel used for household energy as its main source. Solid fuel use is limited mainly to the rural part of the developing world, which accounts for nearly half of the world’s population. Therefore research focussing on solid fuel use provides information on global distribution of IAP.
Although literature pertaining to solid fuel use and its health impacts is growing, it remains sparse. Only pneumonia among children <5 years, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer (due to coal) are recognised as having substantial evidence to be linked with solid fuel use. Diseases such as tuberculosis, adverse pregnancy outcomes, cardiovascular diseases and others require further evidence to strengthen the association. There is also tremendous need to understand the variations in measurement of IAP and factors that determine such variations within household.
This special issue in Atmosphere is particularly dedicated to understand IAP in a broader sense. Manuscripts are invited that provide information on understanding variation in IAP measurement, estimating the association with various diseases to further evidence, measuring burden of disease due to IAP, assessing health benefits of mitigating factors, carrying out cost-benefit analyses and literature review and meta-analysis . Studies that provide information on factors that can be used as a proxy to assess the level IAP, particularly PM (particulate matter) or CO (carbon monoxide), models used to predict the variation and capturing dose-response relationship are also welcome.
Dr. Mukesh Dherani
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- Indoor Air Pollution
- solid fuel use
- biomass, coal
- particulate matter (PM)
- carbon monoxide (CO)
- exposure variation
- dose-response relationship
- literature review
Article: Effects of Floor Level and Building Type on Residential Levels of Outdoor and Indoor Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Black Carbon, and Particulate Matter in New York City
Atmosphere 2011, 2(2), 96-109; doi:10.3390/atmos2020096
Received: 11 April 2011; in revised form: 27 April 2011 / Accepted: 4 May 2011 / Published: 16 May 2011| Download PDF Full-text (621 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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