Dr. Stephens gives EWB-IIT lecture on indoor air pollution in developing countries

It’s a little late for this as a news item, but I wanted to post slides here. I gave a lecture to the IIT chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) today at their general body meeting. I covered some of the basics of the huge global health burden attributed to indoor and household air pollution primarily in developing regions of the world. Some EWB members had recently been in Nicaragua on a separate bridge-building project and happened to notice women in the community cooking on inefficient cook stoves. They also noticed their interior walls were covered with soot — a pretty solid lead-in to this presentation. Hopefully they will be able to work on some cleaner stove intervention projects in the future!

My slides are available here.

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