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Household Air Pollution in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Health Risks and Research Priorities

  • William J. Martin II mail,

    wjmartin@mail.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Roger I. Glass,

    Affiliation: John E. Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Houmam Araj,

    Affiliation: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • John Balbus,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Francis S. Collins,

    Affiliation: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Siân Curtis,

    Affiliation: MEASURE Evaluation Project at the Carolina Population Center and the Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Gregory B. Diette,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • William N. Elwood,

    Affiliation: Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Henry Falk,

    Affiliation: Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Patricia L. Hibberd,

    Affiliation: Division of Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Susan E. J. Keown,

    Affiliation: Palladian Partners, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Sumi Mehta,

    Affiliation: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Erin Patrick,

    Affiliation: Women's Refugee Commission, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Julia Rosenbaum,

    Affiliation: FHI 360, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Amir Sapkota,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • H. Eser Tolunay,

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Nigel G. Bruce

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Policy at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom and the Department of Public Health and Environment at the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: June 04, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001455

About the Authors

William J. Martin II
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Roger I. Glass
John E. Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Houmam Araj
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
John Balbus
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America
Francis S. Collins
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Siân Curtis
MEASURE Evaluation Project at the Carolina Population Center and the Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Gregory B. Diette
School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
William N. Elwood
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Henry Falk
Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Patricia L. Hibberd
Division of Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Susan E. J. Keown
Palladian Partners, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
Sumi Mehta
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Erin Patrick
Women's Refugee Commission, New York, New York, United States of America
Julia Rosenbaum
FHI 360, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Amir Sapkota
School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America
H. Eser Tolunay
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Nigel G. Bruce
Department of Public Health and Policy at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom and the Department of Public Health and Environment at the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: wjmartin@mail.nih.gov

Competing Interests

WE is an at-large member of the Gender Coordinating Committee of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves/UN Foundation. This is an unpaid position that provides intellectual input on gender/sex issues to the Global Alliance; however, WE has no involvement with the Alliance's publications or with its funding calls. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: WJM NGB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: WJM RIG HA JB FSC SC GBD WNE HF PLH SEJK SM EP JR AS HET NGB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: WJM RIG HA JB FSC SC GBD WNE HF PLH SEJK SM EP JR AS HET NGB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: WJM RIG HA JB FSC SC GBD WNE HF PLH SEJK SM EP JR AS HET NGB. SEJK is a professional writer at Palladian Partners, the firm hired by NICHD/NIH to support the implementation of the May 2011 Household Air Pollution workshop. SEJK attended the HAP workshop and provided a draft summary of the proceedings to NICHD/NIH; following several drafts of the manuscript over the following year by the writing group (chaired by WJM [NICHD/NIH] and NGB [WHO]), SEJK was hired by NICHD/NIH to provide needed editing to the manuscript to achieve its final form. For her substantive contributions, SEJK is listed as a co-author.