Next Article in Journal
Perceived Climate Variability and Farm Level Adaptation in the Central River Region of The Gambia
Next Article in Special Issue
Decarbonizing Space and Water Heating in Temperate Climates: The Case for Electrification
Previous Article in Journal
Particulate Emissions of Euro 4 Motorcycles and Sampling Considerations
Previous Article in Special Issue
Exposures to Carbon Monoxide in a Cookstove Intervention in Northern Ghana
Article Menu

Article Menu


The Establishment of the Household Air Pollution Consortium (HAPCO)

Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute; Nagoya 464-8681, Japan
Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Science, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
Department of Epidemiology, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima 732-0815, Japan
Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medicine Center, Nashville, TN 37203-1738, USA
National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Morelos 62100, Mexico
Department of Preventative Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 03080, Korea
Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Informatics and Public Health, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi 980-8575, Japan
Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 14117, Iran
CARTaGENE, Centre de Recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, QC H3T 1C5, Canada
BC Cancer, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3, Canada
Center for Health Services, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37203-1738, USA
Division of Cancer Statistics and Integration, Center for Cancer Control and Information Services, National Cancer Center, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8654, Japan
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892-7240, USA
Institute for Risk Assessment Services, Utrecht University, 3508 Utrecht, The Netherlands
Epidemiology and Prevention Group, Center for Public Health Sciences, National Cancer Center, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Department of Health Sciences, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
The Tisch Cancer Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors share senior authorship.
Atmosphere 2019, 10(7), 422;
Received: 30 May 2019 / Revised: 3 July 2019 / Accepted: 17 July 2019 / Published: 23 July 2019
Household air pollution (HAP) is of public health concern, with ~3 billion people worldwide (including >15 million in the US) exposed. HAP from coal use is a human lung carcinogen, yet the epidemiological evidence on carcinogenicity of HAP from biomass use, primarily wood, is not conclusive. To robustly assess biomass’s carcinogenic potential, prospective studies of individuals experiencing a variety of HAP exposures are needed. We have built a global consortium of 13 prospective cohorts (HAPCO: Household Air Pollution Consortium) that have site- and disease-specific mortality and solid fuel use data, for a combined sample size of 587,257 participants and 57,483 deaths. HAPCO provides a novel opportunity to assess the association of HAP with lung cancer death while controlling for important confounders such as tobacco and outdoor air pollution exposures. HAPCO is also uniquely positioned to determine the risks associated with cancers other than lung as well as nonmalignant respiratory and cardiometabolic outcomes, for which prospective epidemiologic research is limited. HAPCO will facilitate research to address public health concerns associated with HAP-attributed exposures by enabling investigators to evaluate sex-specific and smoking status-specific effects under various exposure scenarios. View Full-Text
Keywords: pollution; environmental exposures; biomass; cohort studies; consortium; cancer pollution; environmental exposures; biomass; cohort studies; consortium; cancer
MDPI and ACS Style

Hosgood, H.D., III; Klugman, M.; Matsuo, K.; White, A.J.; Sadakane, A.; Shu, X.-O.; Lopez-Ridaura, R.; Shin, A.; Tsuji, I.; Malekzadeh, R.; Noisel, N.; Bhatti, P.; Yang, G.; Saito, E.; Rahman, S.; Hu, W.; Bassig, B.; Downward, G.; Vermeulen, R.; Xue, X.; Rohan, T.; Abe, S.K.; Broët, P.; Grant, E.J.; Dummer, T.J.B.; Rothman, N.; Inoue, M.; Lajous, M.; Yoo, K.-Y.; Ito, H.; Sandler, D.P.; Ashan, H.; Zheng, W.; Boffetta, P.; Lan, Q. The Establishment of the Household Air Pollution Consortium (HAPCO). Atmosphere 2019, 10, 422.

AMA Style

Hosgood HD III, Klugman M, Matsuo K, White AJ, Sadakane A, Shu X-O, Lopez-Ridaura R, Shin A, Tsuji I, Malekzadeh R, Noisel N, Bhatti P, Yang G, Saito E, Rahman S, Hu W, Bassig B, Downward G, Vermeulen R, Xue X, Rohan T, Abe SK, Broët P, Grant EJ, Dummer TJB, Rothman N, Inoue M, Lajous M, Yoo K-Y, Ito H, Sandler DP, Ashan H, Zheng W, Boffetta P, Lan Q. The Establishment of the Household Air Pollution Consortium (HAPCO). Atmosphere. 2019; 10(7):422.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Hosgood, H. D., III, Madelyn Klugman, Keitaro Matsuo, Alexandra J. White, Atsuko Sadakane, Xiao-Ou Shu, Ruy Lopez-Ridaura, Aesun Shin, Ichiro Tsuji, Reza Malekzadeh, Nolwenn Noisel, Parveen Bhatti, Gong Yang, Eiko Saito, Shafiur Rahman, Wei Hu, Bryan Bassig, George Downward, Roel Vermeulen, Xiaonan Xue, Thomas Rohan, Sarah K. Abe, Philippe Broët, Eric J. Grant, Trevor J.B. Dummer, Nat Rothman, Manami Inoue, Martin Lajous, Keun-Young Yoo, Hidemi Ito, Dale P. Sandler, Habib Ashan, Wei Zheng, Paolo Boffetta, and Qing Lan. 2019. "The Establishment of the Household Air Pollution Consortium (HAPCO)" Atmosphere 10, no. 7: 422.

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Back to TopTop