Carbon monoxide exposures and kitchen concentrations from cookstove-related woodsmoke in San Marcos, Peru

Commodore, Adwoa A. and Hartinger, Stella M. and Lanata, Claudio F. and Mäusezahl, Daniel and Gil, Ana I. and Hall, Daniel B. and Aguilar-Villalobos, Manuel and Butler, Corey J. and Naeher, Luke P.. (2013) Carbon monoxide exposures and kitchen concentrations from cookstove-related woodsmoke in San Marcos, Peru. International journal of occupational and environmental health, Vol. 19, H. 1. pp. 43-54.

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Nearly half of the world's population is exposed to household air pollution (HAP) due to long hours spent in close proximity to biomass-fueled fires.; We compare CO exposures and concentrations among study promoted intervention stove users and control stove users in San Marcos Province, Cajamarca region, Peru.; Passive CO diffusion tubes were deployed over a 48-hour sampling period to measure kitchen CO concentrations and personal mother and child CO exposures in 197 control and 182 intervention households.; Geometric means (95% CI) for child, mother, and kitchen measurements were 1·1 (0·9-1·2), 1·4 (1·3-1·6), and 7·3 (6·4-8·3) ppm in control households, and 1·0 (0·9-1·1), 1·4 (1·3-1·6), and 7·3 (6·4-8·2) ppm among intervention households, respectively.; With no significant differences between control and intervention CO measurements, results suggest that intervention stove maintenance may be necessary for long-term reductions in CO exposures.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Household Economics and Health Systems Research > Household Health Systems (Mäusezahl)
UniBasel Contributors:Mäusezahl, Daniel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Maney Publ.
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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