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Abstract - Data on air quality are remarkably limited in the poorest of the world's countries. This is especially true for post-conflict and disaster zones, where international relief efforts focus largely on more salient public health challenges such as water and sanitation, infectious diseases, and housing. Using post-earthquake Haiti as the example case, this commentary explores air quality challenges in the developing world, highlighting concerns related to infrastructure damage from post-conflict and disaster settings. We contend that there is a growing and presently unmet need for further research and attention from the global health community to address these issues.
Davis, M. E., & A. Rappaport (2014) Air quality in developing world disaster and conflict zones — The case of post-earthquake Haiti, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 496:22-25.