In July 1997, the second International Conference on Acute Respiratory Infections was held in Canberra, Australia. In this conference, there was not one paper or plenary presentation on these factors in developing countries, and only one session out of 34 on the topic in developed countries.
Poor households in Bangladesh depend heavily on wood, dung and other biomass fuels for cooking.
This issue of the journal includes three papers that touch on relations among socioeconomic status (SES), health, and air quality.
Small, dirty manufacturing plants dominate poor regions but have only a small impact on pollution. Large plants in high-income areas cause most of the damage to human health.