Air Pollution & Climate

We use a combination of field studies and administrative data to study the sources, concentrations and health effects of air pollution throughout the world, and to evaluate interventions and policies for reducing air pollution exposure.

We have conducted field studies in Kenya, Ghana, The Gambia and China that, through their innovative design and data, have significantly advanced our understanding of air pollution sources, health effects and interventions. We also use large administrative data such as vital statistics to investigate the health effects of air pollution and temperature, and to understand how changes over time, as a result of control policies or climate change, may influence human health. A particular feature of this work is the development and application of new methodology for estimating variations in effects over age, space and time.

Related Publications

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Ezzati M, Kammen DM.

Quantifying the effects of exposure to indoor air pollution from biomass combustion on acute respiratory infections in developing countries. (Journal Article)

Environmental Health Perspectives, 2001, 109(5): 481-488.


von Schirnding Y, Bruce N, Smith KR, Ballard-Tremeer G, Ezzati M, Lvovsky K.

Addressing the impact of household energy and indoor air pollution on the health of the poor – implications for policy action and intervention measures (Book Chapter)

Commission on Macroeconomics and Health Working Group 5 (Improving the Health Outcomes of the Poor). Paper No. WG5: 12, 2001.

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Ezzati M, Saleh H, Kammen DM.

The contributions of emissions and spatial microenvironments to exposure to indoor air pollution from biomass combustion in Kenya. (Journal Article)

Environmental Health Perspectives, 2000, 108(9): 833-839.


Ezzati M, Singer BH, Kammen DM.

Towards an integrated framework for development-environment policy: the dynamics of environmental Kuznets curves. (Journal Article)

World Development, 2000, 29(8): 1421-1434.

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Ezzati M, Mbinda BM, Kammen DM.

Comparison of emissions and residential exposure from traditional and improved cookstoves in Kenya. (Journal Article)

Environmental Science and Technology, 2000, 34(4): 578-583.

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