Improving indoor air in rural Bangladesh: results of controlled experiments

In rural Bangladesh, Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) is dangerously high for poor households dependent on biomass cooking fuels. Based on earlier World Bank research, controlled, scientifi cally monitored experiments were conducted in Burumdi village, Narayanganj District, to test the effects of structural arrangements and ventilation practices on IAP. Findings suggest optimal structural choices and village-level measures to reduce IAP exposure.