K R Smith

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Indoor air pollution in developing countries and acute lower respiratory infections in children
    K R Smith
    Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Thorax 55:518-32. 2000
  2. pmc National burden of disease in India from indoor air pollution
    K R Smith
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:13286-93. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution in developing countries: recommendations for research
    K R Smith
    140 Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Indoor Air 12:198-207. 2002
  4. pmc China at the crossroads: the economics of tobacco and health
    T W Hu
    University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Tob Control 15:i37-41. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Household fuels, low birth weight, and neonatal death in India: the separate impacts of biomass, kerosene, and coal
    M B Epstein
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 216:523-32. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Capacity building in environmental health research in India and Nepal
    Ondine S von Ehrenstein
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 12:300-6. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Woodsmoke health effects: a review
    Luke P Naeher
    Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
    Inhal Toxicol 19:67-106. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution in rural China: cooking fuels, stoves, and health status
    John W Peabody
    Institute for Global Health, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 60:86-95. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint An inexpensive dual-chamber particle monitor: laboratory characterization
    Rufus Edwards
    School of Social Ecology, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 7070, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 56:789-99. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Cooking smoke and tobacco smoke as risk factors for stillbirth
    Vinod Mishra
    Demographic and Health Research Division, ORC Macro, Calverton, Maryland 20705, USA
    Int J Environ Health Res 15:397-410. 2005

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Publications46

  1. pmc Indoor air pollution in developing countries and acute lower respiratory infections in children
    K R Smith
    Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Thorax 55:518-32. 2000
    ..Biomass in the form of wood, crop residues, and animal dung is used in more than two fifths of the world's households as the principal fuel...
  2. pmc National burden of disease in India from indoor air pollution
    K R Smith
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:13286-93. 2000
    ..Using a disability-adjusted lost life-year approach, the total is 4-6% of the Indian national burden of disease, placing indoor air pollution as a major risk factor in the country...
  3. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution in developing countries: recommendations for research
    K R Smith
    140 Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Indoor Air 12:198-207. 2002
    ..The substitution of biomass by coal being considered in some countries should be pursued with caution because of the known serious health effects of household coal use...
  4. pmc China at the crossroads: the economics of tobacco and health
    T W Hu
    University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Tob Control 15:i37-41. 2006
    ..To analyse economic aspects of tobacco control policy issues in China...
  5. doi request reprint Household fuels, low birth weight, and neonatal death in India: the separate impacts of biomass, kerosene, and coal
    M B Epstein
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 216:523-32. 2013
    ..56; 95% CI: 2.40-23.80). These results are consistent with a growing literature showing health impacts of household air pollution from these fuels. ..
  6. ncbi request reprint Capacity building in environmental health research in India and Nepal
    Ondine S von Ehrenstein
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 12:300-6. 2006
    ..The focus of capacity building in environmental health research in countries in economic and environmental transition should be on country-based research projects with embedded training efforts...
  7. ncbi request reprint Woodsmoke health effects: a review
    Luke P Naeher
    Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
    Inhal Toxicol 19:67-106. 2007
    ..In addition, we provide recommendations for additional woodsmoke research...
  8. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution in rural China: cooking fuels, stoves, and health status
    John W Peabody
    Institute for Global Health, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 60:86-95. 2005
    ..Decreasing household coal use, increasing use of improved stove technology, and increasing kitchen ventilation may decrease the short-term health effects of indoor air pollution...
  9. ncbi request reprint An inexpensive dual-chamber particle monitor: laboratory characterization
    Rufus Edwards
    School of Social Ecology, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 7070, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 56:789-99. 2006
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  10. ncbi request reprint Cooking smoke and tobacco smoke as risk factors for stillbirth
    Vinod Mishra
    Demographic and Health Research Division, ORC Macro, Calverton, Maryland 20705, USA
    Int J Environ Health Res 15:397-410. 2005
    ..11, 3.62). The adjusted effect of active tobacco smoking is also positive (OR = 1.23) but not statistically significant. No effect of passive smoking was found, nor was there evidence of any modifying effects of tobacco smoking...
  11. ncbi request reprint Case-control study of indoor cooking smoke exposure and cataract in Nepal and India
    Amod K Pokhrel
    School of Public Health, 140 Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:702-8. 2005
    ..Three epidemiological studies have associated indoor cooking with solid fuels (e.g. wood or dung) and cataract or blindness. However, associations in these studies may have been caused by unmeasured confounding...
  12. pmc Eye discomfort, headache and back pain among Mayan Guatemalan women taking part in a randomised stove intervention trial
    Esperanza Diaz
    Section for General Practice, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Kalfarveien 31, N 5018 Bergen, Norway
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:74-9. 2007
    ..Indoor air pollution (IAP) from combustion of biomass fuels represents a global health problem, estimated to cause 1.6 million premature deaths annually...
  13. ncbi request reprint Urinary methoxyphenol biomarkers and woodsmoke exposure: comparisons in rural Guatemala with personal CO and kitchen CO, levoglucosan, and PM2.5
    Michael Clark
    Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 140 Warren Hall, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:3481-7. 2007
    ..Although based on relatively few measurements, this study demonstrates that the urinary concentrations of specific methoxyphenols may be effective biomarkers of short-term exposures to inhaled woodsmoke in field conditions...
  14. pmc Household air pollution from coal and biomass fuels in China: measurements, health impacts, and interventions
    Junfeng Jim Zhang
    School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:848-55. 2007
    ..Our objective in this review was to help elucidate the extent of this indoor air pollution health hazard...
  15. pmc Chimney stove intervention to reduce long-term wood smoke exposure lowers blood pressure among Guatemalan women
    John P McCracken
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:996-1001. 2007
    ..Given the evidence that ambient particles increase blood pressure, we hypothesized that the intervention would lower blood pressure...
  16. pmc Pneumonia case-finding in the RESPIRE Guatemala indoor air pollution trial: standardizing methods for resource-poor settings
    Nigel Bruce
    Division of Public Health, Whelan Building, University of Liverpool, England
    Bull World Health Organ 85:535-44. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Energy, energy efficiency, and the built environment
    Paul Wilkinson
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 370:1175-87. 2007
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  18. ncbi request reprint A global perspective on energy: health effects and injustices
    Paul Wilkinson
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 370:965-78. 2007
    ..In this Series, we examine the opportunities to improve health, reduce climate effects, and promote development through realistic adjustments in the way energy and food are produced and consumed...
  19. ncbi request reprint An inexpensive light-scattering particle monitor: field validation
    Zohir Chowdhury
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, California, USA
    J Environ Monit 9:1099-106. 2007
    ..94; N = 88). In addition, with appropriate cleaning of the sensing chamber, UCB mass sensitivity does not decrease with time when used intensively in open woodfire kitchens, demonstrating the significant potential of this monitor...
  20. doi request reprint Co-benefits of climate mitigation and health protection in energy systems: scoping methods
    Kirk R Smith
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 29:11-25. 2008
    ..We offer sample calculations, which illustrate the apparent high degree of co-benefit effectiveness for targeted interventions in the household energy sector in developing countries...
  21. pmc Indoor air pollution from unprocessed solid fuel use and pneumonia risk in children aged under five years: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mukesh Dherani
    Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England
    Bull World Health Organ 86:390-398C. 2008
    ..8. Greater efforts are now required to implement effective interventions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Maternal exposure to biomass smoke and reduced birth weight in Zimbabwe
    Vinod Mishra
    Population and Health Studies, East West Center, Honolulu, HI 96848 1601, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:740-7. 2004
    ..To examine the association between household use of biomass fuels for cooking and birth weight...
  23. ncbi request reprint Childhood asthma and indoor woodsmoke from cooking in Guatemala
    Morten A Schei
    Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:S110-7. 2004
    ..Hence use of open fire for cooking, may be an important risk factor for asthma symptoms and severity...
  24. ncbi request reprint Why particles?
    Kirk R Smith
    Chemosphere 49:867-71. 2002
  25. pmc The origin, fate, and health effects of combustion by-products: a research framework
    Maureen D Avakian
    MDB, Inc, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:1155-62. 2002
    ..In this article we summarize the principal findings and recommendations for research focus and direction...
  26. ncbi request reprint Place makes the poison: Wesolowski Award Lecture - 1999
    Kirk R Smith
    University of California, Berkeley 94720, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 12:167-71. 2002
    ..It, thus, has profound economic and policy implications, which will be examined in the context of particle air pollution in different parts of the world...
  27. ncbi request reprint Exposure efficiency: an idea whose time has come?
    John S Evans
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Room 211, 718 Huntington Avenue, 02115 Boston, MA, USA
    Chemosphere 49:1075-91. 2002
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  28. ncbi request reprint Models to predict emissions of health-damaging pollutants and global warming contributions of residential fuel/stove combinations in China
    Rufus D Edwards
    Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 140 Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Chemosphere 50:201-15. 2003
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Characterization of non-methane hydrocarbons emitted from various cookstoves used in China
    Stella Manchun Tsai
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:2869-77. 2003
    ..Strikingly, burning the coal briquette and honeycomb coal briquette produced OFP values more than 2 orders of magnitude lower than burning unprocessed (raw) coal, even in the same vented metal stove, for every 1 MJ delivered to the pot...
  30. ncbi request reprint The burden of disease from indoor air pollution in developing countries: comparison of estimates
    Kirk R Smith
    Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 206:279-89. 2003
    ..2 million premature deaths annually in the early 1990s...
  31. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution: a global health concern
    Junfeng Zhang
    Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute and School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, NJ 08854, USA
    Br Med Bull 68:209-25. 2003
    ..Given that tobacco consumption and synthetic chemical usage will not be declining at least in the near future, concerns about indoor air pollution may be expected to remain...
  32. ncbi request reprint Inhaled carbon and lung function in children
    Nigel G Bruce
    N Engl J Med 355:1496-7; author reply 1497. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Exposure assessment for respirable particulates associated with household fuel use in rural districts of Andhra Pradesh, India
    Kalpana Balakrishnan
    Environmental Health Engineering, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Deemed University, Chennai, India
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:S14-25. 2004
    ..This would facilitate the development of a regional exposure database and enable better estimation of health risks...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impact of improved stoves, house construction and child location on levels of indoor air pollution exposure in young Guatemalan children
    Nigel Bruce
    Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, UK
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:S26-33. 2004
    ..Large donor-funded stove programmes need to aim for wider acceptance and uptake by the local families. Better stove maintenance is also required...
  35. ncbi request reprint Human exposures to combustion products from household use of unprocessed solid fuels (biomass and coal) in simple stoves are substantial sources of ill-health in a world perspective
    Kirk R Smith
    Indoor Air 12:145-6. 2002
  36. ncbi request reprint Occupational health in India
    Tushar Kant Joshi
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India
    Occup Med 17:371-89, iii-iv. 2002
    ..India urgently requires modern OHS legislation with adequate enforcement machinery, and establishment of centres of excellence in occupational medicine, to catch up with the rest of the world...
  37. ncbi request reprint Symposium introduction. Mitigating, adapting, and suffering: how much of each?
    Kirk R Smith
    Annu Rev Public Health 29:xxiii-xxv. 2008
  38. ncbi request reprint Defining intake fraction
    Deborah H Bennett
    School of Public Health, Harvard University, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 36:207A-211A. 2002
  39. pmc Disease burden of adult lung cancer and ischaemic heart disease from passive tobacco smoking in China
    Quan Gan
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Tob Control 16:417-22. 2007
    ..To address the health hazards tobacco smoking imposes upon non-smokers in China, this paper estimates the burden of diseases in adults from passive tobacco smoking for two major diseases--lung cancer and ischaemic heart disease (IHD)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Policies for accelerating access to clean energy, improving health, advancing development, and mitigating climate change
    Andy Haines
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 370:1264-81. 2007
    ..Intersectoral research and concerted action, both nationally and internationally, will be required...
  41. ncbi request reprint In praise of petroleum?
    Kirk R Smith
    Science 298:1847. 2002
  42. ncbi request reprint Outdoor air pollution and acute respiratory infections among children in developing countries
    Isabelle Romieu
    Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, 655 Avenida Universidad, Col Santa Maria Ahuacatitlan, Cuernavaca, Morelos, 62508 Mexico
    J Occup Environ Med 44:640-9. 2002
    ..Children may be at greater risk, given the poor environmental and nutritional conditions prevalent in developing countries...
  43. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution and acute respiratory infections
    Kirk R Smith
    Indian Pediatr 40:815-9. 2003
  44. ncbi request reprint Lessons learned from "the skeptical environmentalist": an environmental health perspective
    Agnes Bodnar
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, 140 Warren Hall 7360, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 207:57-67. 2004
    ..Now that the dust from the initial stampede to praise and condemn the book has settled, we will explore lessons to be learned from TSE and the associated debate from an environmental health perspective...
  45. ncbi request reprint Wealth, poverty and climate change
    Kirk R Smith
    Med J Aust 179:571-2. 2003
    ..Rich countries must lead the fight against climate change affecting rich and poor in our global village...
  46. ncbi request reprint The occurrence and seasonal variation of accelerant-related burn injuries in central Florida
    Susan Rainey
    Tampa General Regional Burn Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Burn Care Res 28:675-80. 2007
    ..The results of this study support the development of a community-based educational program directed at burn injury prevention, with special attention to the implications of the hurricane season...