Patterns and predictors of personal exposure to indoor air pollution from biomass combustion among women and children in rural China.

@article{Baumgartner2011PatternsAP,
  title={Patterns and predictors of personal exposure to indoor air pollution from biomass combustion among women and children in rural China.},
  author={Jill C Baumgartner and Jamie J Schauer and Majid Ezzati and Long Lu and C Cheng and Jonathan Patz and Leonelo Enrique Bautista},
  journal={Indoor air},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={479-88}
}
UNLABELLED Indoor air pollution (IAP) from domestic biomass combustion is an important health risk factor, yet direct measurements of personal IAP exposure are scarce. We measured 24-h integrated gravimetric exposure to particles < 2.5 μm in aerodynamic diameter (particulate matter, PM₂.₅) in 280 adult women and 240 children in rural Yunnan, China. We also measured indoor PM₂.₅ concentrations in a random sample of 44 kitchens. The geometric mean winter PM₂.₅ exposure among adult women was twice… CONTINUE READING