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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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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Wang J, Alli AS, Clark S, Hughes A, Ezzati M, Beddows A, Vallarino J, Nimo J, Bedford-Mose J, Baah S, Owusu G, Agyemang E, Kelly F, Barratt B, Beevers, Agyei-Mensah S, Baumgartner J, Brauer M, Arku RE

Nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) pollution in the Accra metropolis: Spatiotemporal patterns and the role of meteorology

Science of The Total Environment, 803 , pp. 149931, 2022.

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

Chemical investigation of household solid fuel use and outdoor air pollution contributions to personal PM 2.5 exposures

Environmental Science & Technology, 2021.

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

Household air pollution and blood pressure, vascular damage and sub-clinical indicators of cardiovascular disease in older Chinese adults

American Journal of Hypertension, pp. hpab141, 2021.

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