Projects | 2012 - 2014

Kenya: Monitoring of Improved Stoves

Berkeley Air collected field data and built local capacity for a study titled Evaluation Of Acceptability And Sustainability Of Improved Stoves And Their Impact On Indoor Air Quality And Child Health In Rural Western Kenya, led by investigators from CDC and WHO. Berkeley Air trained local staff to collect field data on 6 different stove models to assess effectiveness in reducing indoor air pollution and personal exposure from cooking smoke in Western Kenya. Tests performed included 48-hour CO and PM2.5 monitoring for in-home kitchen concentrations, personal exposure of mothers and children, stove use monitoring (SUMS), and outdoor air sampling.

CDC Kenya Exposure Training