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Table 1 Summary of measurements included in prior randomized cookstove intervention studies

From: Research on Emissions, Air quality, Climate, and Cooking Technologies in Northern Ghana (REACCTING): study rationale and protocol

Name/Location of intervention study Key publications Intervention description Types of Measurements Included
Stove use/acceptability Emissions Personal exposure Micro-environment Health Regional air quality
RESPIRE/CRECER Highland Guatemala [24,37,40,57] Collection of studies involved interventions with 500+ households using plancha improved stoves, gas stoves, and traditional (open fire) control groups Quarterly stove use questionnaires; SUMs Not measured in field CO, PM2.5 CO, TSP, PM10, PM3.5, PM2.5 Blood pressure, acute illness (pneumonia), self-reported health symptoms Not measured
Patsari/Michoacan, Mexico [32,58-62] Collection of studies involved interventions with 600 households using Pastari (ICS) and traditional (open fires) control group Monthly visits reporting stove use Field cooking tests (KPTs, WBTs and CCTs) and lab testing (WBT) in addition to GHG emissions measurements CO, PM2.5 Kitchen/Indoor/Outdoor/Community Plaza for CO, PM2.5 Spirometry tests to measure lung function, blood samples, and self-reported health symptoms PM2.5
Juntos and Barrick/ Peru [44,63] Two Intervention Programs; Juntos National (A), Barrick Gold Corp. (B) with 57+ households using improved custom brick stoves and traditional (open fire) group for baseline Questionnaire & time use diaries at enrollment and 3 weeks after stove installation Not measured CO, PM2.5 Kitchen CO, PM2.5 Hydroxylate PAH biomarkers from urine samples Not measured
DelAgua EcoZoom/Rwanda [28,64] 566 households in three villages; EcoZoom Dura stove vs traditional. Intervention also included water filters Surveys measuring acceptability and stove use conducted monthly for five months; SUMs on subset of stoves No field measurements in Rwanda intervention study, but field-based emissions testing using same stove conducted in Uganda [34] Not done in this study, but planned for follow-up Kitchen PM2.5 Not done in this study, but planned for follow-up Not measured
Surya/Indo-Gangetic Plains [53,65-67] Collection of studies involved interventions with 480+ households using a variety of improved biomass stoves, and traditional (mud/open fire) control groups Surveys, Wireless Cookstove Sensing System (WiCS) (in development) BC (Concentrations only) Breathing zone BC Kitchens/Outdoor BC and OC Self-reported health symptoms Regional BC and OC modeling
Ghana Sissala West [38] Intervention of 500+ households using constructed mud/brick stove and traditional (open fire) control groups Surveyed participants on cooking activity and fuel wood gathering, SUMs Not measured CO Not measured Self-reported health symptoms Not measured
India [27] Price experiment that tested 2 nontraditional cookstoves over 2,280 households. Surveys used to access perceptions of stoves, health knowledge, socioeconomic status Not Measured Not Measured Not Measured Self-reported health symptoms Not Measured
India [13] 2,651 household intervention study subsidizing construction of inexpensive, locally-made mud stoves. Households responsible for providing mud, labor, and small payment for masonry and maintenance. Public lottery randomly assigned order of construction and distribution. Three surveys in four years used to gauge stove usage, cooking activity, fuel expenditures, and perceptions about their efficacy Not Measured CO Not Measured Self-reported health symptoms, anthropometrics, spirometry tests to measure lung function Not Measured
REACCTING, K-N District in Ghana Work described here 200 household intervention study. Two types of biomass stoves introduced. Surveys and SUMs Controlled cooking tests in field CO, PM2.5 CO and PM2.5 on a subset of homes Biomarkers of inflammation from blood samples, anthropometrics, self-reported health questionnaires Regional CO, NO, O3, and CO2 monitoring