Please join Prof. Mette Halskov Hansen, University of Oslo, Norway for her talk

“The Hidden Hazard of Household Air Pollution in Rural China”

Friday, May 31, 12:00 – Waldo 201

Sponsored By:

School of Language, Culture and Society

Asian Studies Program

Humanitarian Engineering Program

In this presentation, Prof. Hansen
discusses the environmental and
health risks of household air pollution
(HAP) produced by the use of biomass
for cooking and heating, an important
problem in developing countries
throughout the world. She reports on
the results of a cross-disciplinary
research project carried out in rural
China, with a particular focus on rural
women, who do more cooking and
tend to bear the highest health burden
of exposure. She also considers the
policy implications for China and
other countries where biomass-fueled
cooking and heating are common.