The Impacts of Indoor Air Pollution on Health in Low Income Countries

by Jackson Songa
MOI University School of Public Health, March 2017

90 pp. 3.8 MB

Indoor air pollution has become a critical environmental and public health threat for many of the people who are marginalized and poor. The current evidence is based on a limited number of studies. Only a small number of them have measured smoke exposure directly. It is, therefore, prudent to strengthen both the amount and quantity of this evidence to support advocacy, to plan prevention programs for given settings, to make a case for financial intermediations, and to persuade the health sector to back more actively to multi-sectoral action. Future research should pay particular attention to the accurate quantification of exposure and confounding. There are some health issues for which the current evidence available is limited and inconsistent.

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