News about a special Issue "Health Effects of Household Air Pollution in Low- and Middle-Income Countries"

News article 13 Oct 2017
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Kevin Mortimer will be a Guest Editor in the Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health entitled “Health Effects of Household Air Pollution in Low- and Middle-Income Countries".

According to the WHO around three billion people use solid fuels to provide energy for their day to day cooking and heating needs. These dirty-burning fuels produce large amounts of partial products of combustion that lead to high levels of air pollution both indoors in the household and outdoors. WHO estimates that over four million people die every year as a result of exposure to household air pollution. The morbidity and mortality associated with exposure to household air pollution is associated with poverty and, as such, is a particular problem for the rural poor and for people living in sub-Saharan Africa especially.

In recognition of the magnitude of the global health challenges represented by household air pollution the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health devotes this Special Issue to recent findings on “Health Effects of Household Air Pollution in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”.

Researchers are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration in this Special Issue and particularly welcome submissions about studies in sub-Saharan Africa.

This special issue is now open for submission, the deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018