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 and health inequalities. A particular feature of this work is the development and application of new methodology for estimating variations in effects over age, space and time and to identify factors that make communities vulnerable or resilient to these effects.

 

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Kanagasabai T, Carter E, Yan L, Chan Q, Elliott P, Ezzati M, Kelly F, Xie G, Yang X, Zhao L, Guo D, Daskalopoulou SS, Wu Y, Baumgartner J

Cross-sectional study of household solid fuel use and renal function in older adults in China

Environmental Research, 219 , pp. 115117, 2022.

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Nathvani R, Clark SN, Muller E, Alli AS, Bennett J, Nimo J, Moses JB, Baah S, Metzler AB, Brauer M, Suel E, Hughes AF, Rashid T, Gemmell E, Moulds S, Baumgartner J, Toledano MB, Agyei-Mensah S, Owusu G, Agyei-Mensah S, Arku RE, Ezzati M

Characterisation of urban environment and activity across space and time using street images and deep learning in Accra

Scientific Reports, 12 (1), pp. 20470, 2022.

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Lim S, Bassey E, Bos B, Makacha L, Varaden D, Arku RE, Baumgartner J, Brauer M, Ezzati M, Kelly F, Barratt B

Comparing human exposure to fine particulate matter in low and high-income countries: A systematic review of studies measuring personal PM 2.5 exposure

Science of The Total Environment, 833 , pp. 155207, 2022.

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Tseng TJ, Carter E, Yan, Chan Q, Elliott P, Ezzati M, Kelly F, Schauer JJ, Wu Y, Yang X, Zhao L, Baumgartner J

Household air pollution from solid fuel use as a dose-dependent risk factor for cognitive impairment in northern China

Scientific Reports, 12 (1), pp. 6187, 2022.

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Parks RM, Benavides J, Anderson B, Nethery RC, Navas-Acien A, Dominici F, Ezzati M, Kioumourtzoglou M

Association of tropical cyclones with county-level mortality in the US

JAMA, 327 (10), pp. 946-955, 2022.

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Air Pollution