Improving indoor air quality for poor families : a controlled experiment in Bangladesh

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Dasgupta, S.; Wheeler, D.; Huq, M.; Khaliquzzaman, M.;
  • Subject: Seasons | Renewable Energy,Energy Production and Transportation,Air Quality&Clean Air,Pollution Management&Control,Sanitation and Sewerage | Housing | Regression Analysis | Ventilation | Multivariate Analysis | Indoor Air Pollution | Particulate Matter | Microdata Set | Cooking | Poverty | Bangladesh | Humans

The World Health Organization's 2004 Global and Regional Burden of Disease Report estimates that acute respiratory infections from indoor air pollution (pollution from burning wood, animal dung, and other bio-fuels) kill a million children annually in developing countri... View more
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