The project will look at potential ventilation strategies for homes in Bangladesh where respiratory infections are responsible for approximately 22 percent of deaths in children under five years old. The research will engage with the balancing act between increasing ventilation to lower indoor air impacts while not increasing impacts from the ambient air outside homes in the city of Dhaka. The framework will provide essential information for analyzing results of an initial randomized control trial to evaluate the impact of ventilation interventions in homes in Bangladesh, and it will support the formulation of global ventilation recommendations.

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Principal Investigators:

Catherine Gorlé, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Stephen Luby, Professor of Medicine