Kirk R. Smith
University of California
Environmental resource managementAir quality indexPublic healthEnvironmental scienceEnvironmental planning
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#1Kirk R. Smith (UC: University of California)H-Index: 6
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#1Kirk R. Smith (UC: University of California)H-Index: 6
#2Alistair Woodward (University of Auckland)H-Index: 52
Last. Colin ButlerH-Index: 26
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Background: Considerable media attention was focused on high particulate matter (PM) concentrations measured in Beijing during January, 2013. Less well recognized is that China's peri-urban and rur...
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Background: Incomplete combustion of solid fuels for household heating is a significant source of health-damaging fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and climate forcing black carbon, particularly in t...
#1Ralph Catalano (UC: University of California)H-Index: 3
#2Tim Bruckner (UC: University of California)H-Index: 3
Last. Katherine B. Saxton (UC: University of California)H-Index: 1
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Much literature argues that natural selection has conserved mechanisms that spontaneously abort fetuses, particularly males, least likely to survive in prevailing environmental conditions including cold ambient temperature. These reports imply the hypothesis that males in gestation during relatively warm periods who confront relatively cold climates in early life live, on average, shorter lives than other males. We estimate the effect of warm-to-cold temperature shifts on the observed lifespan a...
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Last. Jill JägerH-Index: 1
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#1Priscilla Johnson (SRU: Sri Ramachandra University)H-Index: 6
#2Kalpana Balakrishnan (SRU: Sri Ramachandra University)H-Index: 48
Last. Arcot S. Subhashini (SRU: Sri Ramachandra University)H-Index: 1
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Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 13th leading cause of burden of disease worldwide and is expected to become 5th by 2020. Biomass fuel combustion significantly contributes to COPD, although smoking is recognized as the most important risk factor. Rural women in developing countries bear the largest share of this burden resulting from chronic exposures to biomass fuel smoke. Although there is considerable strength of evidence for the association between COPD and bio...
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#1Kirk R. Smith (UC: University of California)H-Index: 6
& Resisting the temptation succumbed to by previous committees to stop at the stage of proposing standard exposure-response functions when faced with pollutants without clear thresholds, the AQG expert group stated the new AQGs in terms of actual concentration levels that provide clear guidance to policy; & Accommodating the challenge posed by creating “global” AQGs in the face of large differences in current pollution levels around the world, the new AQGs incorporate a tiered set of guidelines ...
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