Tag Archives: personal exposure

Quantifying the health impacts of the ACE-1 advanced biomass and biogas clean cooking solutions in Cambodia

This study is a collaboration between SNV and Berkeley Air Monitoring Group to improve access to clean cook stoves for impoverished communities in Cambodia that rely on solid fuels to meet household energy needs. This project also supported the development of a standardized methodology for estimating averted premature death and disability (e.g. averted Disability Adjusted […]

Lao Clean Stove Initiative: Preparatory Work for Potential Health Results Based Financing

The Lao Clean Stove Initiative is part of the East Asia and Pacific Clean Stove Initiative (EAP CSI), a World Bank initiative under the Asia Sustainable and Alternative Energy program (ASTAE) to improve access to clean cooking and heating stoves for poor, primarily rural households that will continue to rely on solid fuels in the future.

Rwanda: Project on Water Filters and Improved Cook Stoves

Berkeley Air is providing consulting to Portland State University on designing and implementing health-based evaluations of cookstoves as well as on measuring household air pollution and exposure for a pilot on water treatment kits and improved cookstoves.

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.

Bangladesh: Stove Fuel Efficiency and Usage

Under the USAID-funded WASHplus project (primarily led by FHI-360 and Winrock International), Berkeley Air conducted two technical sub-studies to compare five improved wood-burning cookstoves to the traditional cookstove.

Bangladesh Stove Trial: Fuel Efficiency and Usage

AuthorKirstie Jagoe, David Pennise, Dana Charron
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Madagascar: Ethanol as a Household Fuel

The World Bank contracted a consortium of organizations led by Practical Action Consulting to conduct a study in Madagascar to assess the potential economic, environmental, and health benefits of ethanol as a household fuel.

Evaluating the Efficacy and Effectiveness of the EcoStove

AuthorDana Charron and John McCracken
Filesize549.58 kB

Nicaragua: Indoor Air Pollution and Exposure from Ecofogon

Berkeley Air researchers conducted a study in Ciudadela de San Martin, Nicaragua, to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of two models of the EcoStove (or Ecofogon) — one fully open and one semi-closed — in reducing indoor air pollution (IAP). Using a randomized stove intervention trial, we evaluated the influence of stove type on kitchen air pollution levels and women’s exposures to fine particulate matter.