Proceedings from Seminar titled "Smoke in the Kitchen: Health Impacts of Indoor Air Pollution in Developing Countries"

February 8, 2005, New York, USA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with support from the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), hosted a seminar entitled "Smoke in the Kitchen: Health impacts of indoor air pollution in developing countries" on 8 February, 2005 in New York. The purpose of the seminar was to raise awareness among country governments and UN agencies on the health impacts of indoor air pollution from household energy use, and to promote global action to reduce peoples exposure to this substantial environmental health risk. A number of public health and energy experts offered presentations during the seminar. This included leading experts from the WHO, University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health, Columbia University, USEPA and ITDG.

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