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dc.contributor.authorOkello, Gabrielen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMortimer, Kevinen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLawin, Herveen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSemple, Seanen_UK
dc.description.abstractQuantification of exposure to respiratory hazards is important for those involved in public health, epidemiology and advocacy work in Africa. This guidance offers an introduction to the topic of exposure assessment for the non-expert and explores the many challenges to performing such work in resource-limited settings. Questions about which pollutants to measure, in what manner, among which population groups and for how long, are explored before consideration is also given to potential practical problems and logistical difficulties that can be experienced. Issues such as battery life, instrument range, the need for a physical sample and/or temporal resolution of exposure data, budget and instrument security are examined with reference to real-life examples. The importance of suitable methods of handling acquired data is also highlighted. While acknowledging the rapid pace of technological advance in instrumentation, a brief options appraisal of some frequently used instruments is also provided.en_UK
dc.publisherPan African Thoracic Societyen_UK
dc.relationOkello G, Mortimer K, Lawin H & Semple S (2019) Quantifying exposure to respiratory hazards in sub-Saharan Africa: planning your study. African Journal of Respiratory Medicine, 14 (2), pp. 18-27.
dc.rightsThis article is published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY - license. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, distribute, or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.en_UK
dc.subjectexposure assessmenten_UK
dc.subjecthousehold air pollutionen_UK
dc.titleQuantifying exposure to respiratory hazards in sub-Saharan Africa: planning your studyen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleAfrican Journal of Respiratory Medicineen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderNational Institute for Health Researchen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAfrican Centre for Clean Airen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationLiverpool School of Tropical Medicineen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Abomey-Calavien_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
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