Co-benefits from mitigation of emissions and aerosol toxicity from small-scale industries in Mexico

This project will combine measurements of emissions of short lived global warming species such as methane and black carbon with in vitro assessment of oxidative stress in lung macrophage cells from small-scale industries in rural Mexico to characterize the environmental health burden that these industries pose on local communities and the potential health co-benefits that can be achieved through improvements in combustion technology in these previously uncharacterized industries.

Project P.I.: 
Rufus Edwards (Epidemiology) and Michael Kleinman (Medicine)