IAP Monitoring for Health Outcomes
Indoor air pollution (indoor smoke, or IAP) is one of the top health risks in developing countries.
Every year approximately 1 million children die of pneumonia or related illnesses due to their exposure to cooking smoke. This pollution is also responsible for the deaths of about 600 thousand adult women, more than the number killed during childbirth. The overall ill-health caused by indoor smoke is five times greater than the burden of disease from outdoor air pollution. You can find more information about the health burden of IAP on the website of the World Health Organization.
Berkeley Air offers a variety of approaches for assessing this risk.
Services and Training
Berkeley Air offers the following services related to the assessment of indoor air pollution:
- Study design
- Field sampling
- Data analysis
- Report writing and presentation
- Training and capacity building
- Instrument support
Method summaries and protocols for measuring air pollution can be found in our Publications section, and cover the following instruments/topics:
- Instrument Placement
- UCB Particle Monitor
- CO Passive Dossimeter
- HOBO CO Logger
- UCB Stove Performance Test
- Sampling Data Forms
- Post-Monitoring Questionnaire