Low- and middle-income countries are estimated to have the highest levels of air pollution. Yet most measurements of air pollution have been conducted in high-income countries where air pollution is lowest. Measurement of air pollution exposure in low-income settings presents a number of logistical and technical challenges. I will discuss my group’s work to develop and test measurements of exposure to air pollution in low-income settings.
Jill Baumgartner is an Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She studies exposure to environmental pollutants and their affect on human health in the context of urbanization and development. She is currently a Visiting Researcher in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London.