Institute for Environmental Health and Related Product Safety (IEHS)


IEHS's missions concerned with this partnership include: providing scientific evidences and technological supports for formulating policy, law, strategies, technical guidelines and regulations on environmental health and related products; developing surveillance and conduct researches on environmental diseases; and also responsible for environmental surveillance and health assessment of air, water, solid wastes, and public places. Sustainable and efficient energy use to alleviate indoor air pollution in poor rural areas in China is an on-going program sponsored by the World Bank managed foundation. The goals are to reduce the health impacts of indoor air pollutants in poor rural areas in China. We have already finished the baseline survey by the end of July.

Organization Type Government

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Dr. Yinlong Jin
Secondary Contact

Address 7 Panjiayuan Nanli
Chaoyang District
Phone  0861-67711577
Fax  0861-87720626
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

This project covered four northwestern provinces of Shaanxi, Gansu, Guizhou and Inner Mongolia, four counties and 10 townships with 5500 poor rural households participated directly.

Fuels/Technologies: Biomass
Sectors of Experience: Behavior Change
Countries of Operation: China

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

In order to reduce the indoor air pollution fromcoal and biomass combustion, hence protect people's health, the following activities will be taken to reach the goals: IAP awareness and health knowledge building-stove/ventilation and energy intervention, Local capacity building and market development, Evaluation of pollutant exposure and health effects.

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

Previous experience tell us that to providing free stove was really welcomed but not sustainable. We believe that the strategy of soft-subsidy together with the market development will be important for the project sustainability but the better models of the soft-subsidies should be developed and tested, which might be accepted by local residents.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

The criteria to meet the project demand of affordable, reliable, clean, safe and efficient energy use application will include: (i) completed combustion and preventing excess CO emission; (ii) increased heat efficiency; (iii) good smoke exhaustion design of chimney; (iv) good smoke proof in adjunction between stove body and chimney; (v) reduced fuel use; (vi) emission of IAP such as CO, PM reduced by 80%; (vii) the cost will be kept at the same level as that in existed market.

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

The evaluation of IAP exposure and health effects and the improvement of indoor air quality and health situation will be carried out before and after the intervention project. Combination method of general monitoring and specified monitoring will be adopted to carry out air pollution exposure monitoring. As to health survey, monitoring and surveillance, we will try to use fewer more sensitive and representative indexes as the main markers and evaluate according to its relationship with the other indexes that monitored in small scales.

Relevant Publications or Studies

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Our Contribution to the Partnership

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