World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health

Department of Environmental Health Engineering

Faculty of Public Health

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research

(Deemed to be University)

Accredited by NAAC with A++ Grade & Graded by UGC as Category I University

Indian Council of Medical Research

Center for Advanced Research on Environmental Health : Air Pollution





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Particle Exposure Assessment in Peri-Urban India: Lessons Learned from the CHAI Project



ISEE Conference Abstracts 2018 (1)



Cathryn Tonne, Margaux Sanchez, Carles Mila, V Sreekanth, Sankar Sambandam,

Kalpana Balakrishnan, Julian Marshall




2018 oi/abs/10.1289/isesisee.20 18.S01.02.02









Establishing Potential Exposure Contrasts Associated with an LPG Gas Intervention in Biomass Using Homes: Results from Pilot Phase Activities for the HAPIN Trial in Tamil Nadu





ISEE Conference Abstracts 2018 (1),



Sankar Sambandam, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Thangavel Gurusamy, Durairaj Natesan, Rengaraj Ramasami, Amudha Natarajan, Saritha Sendhil, Saraswathy Manivannan, Srinivasan Nargunanathan, Sathish Madhav, Uma Maheswari, Vigneswari Aravindalochanan, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Naveen Puttaswamy, Santu Ghosh, Michael Johnson, Ricardo Piedrahita, Charity Garland, Ajay Pillarisetti, Jennifer L Peel, Maggie L Clark, William Checkley, Luke Naeher, Kyle Steenland, Tom Clasen .






 oi/abs/10.1289/isesisee.20 18.P02.2090











Exposures to PM2. 5 Associated with LPG Stove and Fuel Interventions in Four Countries: Pilot Results from the HAPIN Trial





ISEE Conference Abstracts 2018 (1),



Michael Johnson , Ricardo Piedrahita , Charity Garland , Ajay Pillarisetti , Sankar Sambandam , Thangavel Gurusamy , Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay , Kalpana Balakrishnan , Oscar Fernando de León , Erick Mollinedo , John P McCracken , Jiawen Liao , Vanessa Jean Burrowes , Josiah Kephart , Magdalena Fandiño Del Rio , Fiona Majorin , Ghislaine Rosa , Miles A Kirby , Kyle Steenland , Luke Naeher , Joshua P Rosenthal , Jennifer L Peel , Maggie L Clark , William Checkley , Tom Clasen








 oi/abs/10.1289/isesisee.20 18.P02.2090











Cross Validation of Biomonitoring Methods for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Metabolites in Human Urine: Results from the Pilot Phase of the HAPIN Trial in Tamil Nadu, India. .





ISEE Conference Abstracts 2018 (1),



Naveen Puttaswamy , Sudhakar Saidam , Gayathri Rajendran , Karthikeyan Raja , Durairaj Natesan , Rengaraj Ramasami , Lingeswari Balakrishnan , Rajarajeswari Kuppuswamy , Gurusamy Thangavel , Sarada Garg , Vigneswari Aravinth , Sankar Sambandam , Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay , Kalpana Balakrishnan , Savannah Dawn Gupton , Erin W Williams , Cierra L Johnson , Konstantsin Kartavenka , Parinya Panuwet , Sarah Rajkumar , Maggie L Clark , Jennifer L Peel , William Checkley , Tom Clasen , Dana Barr.








 oi/abs/10.1289/isesisee.20 18.P02.3440




Global Estimation of Exposure to PM2.5 from Household Air Pollution


Matthew Shupler , William Godwin , Joseph Frostad , Kalpana Balakrishnan , Paul Gustafson , Santu Ghosh , Raph Arku , Michael Brauer




oi/abs/10.1289/isesisee.20 18.O02.01.18






Pilot Study of the Enhanced Children's Micropem Compared to the Standard Gravimetric Methods to Measure Personal Exposure and Kitchen Concentrations to Fine Particulate Matter from Household Air Pollution: HAPIN Trial Investigators.



Vanessa Jean Burrowes , Michael Johnson , Ricardo Piedrahita , Charity Garland , Ajay Pillarisetti , Sankar Sambandam , Kalpana Balakrishnan , John P McCracken , Erick Mollinedo , Oscar Fernando de León , Jiawen Liao , Ghislaine Rosa , Miles A Kirby , Fiona Majorin , Kyle Steenland , Luke Naeher , Jennifer L Peel , Maggie L Clark , Tom Clasen , William Checkley.





2018 oi/abs/10.1289/isesisee.20 18.O02.01.18



Associations between Ambient Fine Particulate and Systolic Blood Pressure in Relation to Greenness in the PURSE-HIS Cohort


Kevin J Lane , Ketch Cowan , Jahnavi Sunderarajan , Kalpana Balakrishnan , Sadagopan Thanikachalam , Mohan Thanikachalam



2018 oi/abs/10.1289/isesisee.20




Exposures to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) among Rural and Urban Households in Southern India in Relation to Primary Cooking Fuels.



Naveen Puttaswamy , Srinivasan Natarajan , Sudhakar Saidam , Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay , Sankar Sambandam , Gurusamy Thangavel , Kalpana Balakrishnan.



2018 oi/abs/10.1289/isesisee.20 18.P03.2070









Cardiovascular Biomarker Validation in Dried Blood Spots and Plasma for the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network Trial.




Savannah Dawn Gupton , Maggie L Clark , Sarah Rajkumar , Carmen Lucia Contreras , Gary Malpartida Guzmán , Fiona Majorin , Erin W Williams , Damien Swearing , Naveen Puttaswamy , Kalpana Balakrishnan , Ghislaine Rosa , John P McCracken , Lisa M Thompson , Tom Clasen , Jennifer L Peel , William Checkley , Dana Barr.






 oi/abs/10.1289/isesisee.20 18.P02.3510



Associations between Ambient and Indoor PM2.5 Exposure and Cooking Fuel on Insulin Resistance in the PURSE-HIS Cohort.


Devashri Salvi , Kevin J Lane , Kalpana Balakrishnan , Sadagopan Thanikachalam , Mohan Thanikachalam.



2018 oi/abs/10.1289/isesisee.20









Climate change implications on occupational health and productivity in TROPICAL countries study results from India. Vol:10, No:5, 2016 Abstracts from ICESCC 2016 Montreal, Canada, 2016


18th International Conference on Earth Science and Climate Change, Montreal, Canada




Vidhya Venugopal, Jeremiah Chinnadurai, Rebekah A.I. Lucas, Tord Kjellstrom, Bruno Lemke.


International Science Index, Geological and Environmental Engineering









urn:dai:10.1999/1307- 6892/43541











Insulation of traditional Indian clothing: Estimation of climate change impact on Productivity from



Proceedings of CIB W099 International Conference Achieving Sustainable Construction Health and Safety





Alev Kuklane, Karin Lundgren, Tord Kjellstrom , Vidhya Venugopal , Jintu Fan and George Havenith K












PHS (predicted heat Strain) model, 978-







Integrated rural –urban cohorts for study of air pollution related health effects in pregnant women and children in Southern India



Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sankar Sambandam, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Santu Ghosh, Guruswamy Thangavel, Priscilla Johnson, Vidya Venugopal, Vijayalakshmi Thanasekaraan





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Implementing the recommendations of the WHO Indoor air quality guidelines to address household air pollution: a country perspective from India.



Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sankar Sambandam, Santu Ghosh, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Guruswamy Thangavel,Vidya Venugopal





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Reconstruction of daily average PM2.5 exposures in pregnant women: Preliminary results from the SICAPHE study.



Naveen Puttaswamy, Sudhakar Saidam, Srinivasan Natarajan, Rengaraj Siva, Satish Madhav, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Sankar Sambandam, Kalpana Balakrishnan



2013 /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13





Measurement of household concentrations for estimating PM2.5 exposures in pregnant women: Preliminary results from the SICAPHE study



Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Rengaraj Siva, Satish Madhav, N. Durairaj, Amudha, Gayatri, N. Arulselvan, Naveen Puttaswamy, Santu Ghosh, Guruswamy Thangavel, Sankar Sambandam, Kalpana Balakrishnan (2013).




2013 /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13





Application of the WHO air quality guidelines to address ambient air pollution exposures in India: The need to address outdoor and household sources




Kalpana Balakrishnan, Suresh Dhaniyala, Santu Ghosh, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Sankar Sambandam, Nigel R Bruce, Kirk R. Smith(2013).




2013 /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13





Assessment of respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function in relation to mold and dampness in South India: Preliminary results from the SICAPHE study



Saraswathy M, Durairaj N, Uma Maheswari, Srinivasan N, Padmavathi R, Priscilla Johnson, Sriram ChandraMohan, Guruswamy Thangavel, Santu Ghosh, Kalpana Balakrishnan




2013 /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13





Assessment of nutritional status in a pregnant women cohort examining health effects of air pollution: Preliminary results from the SICAPHE study



Rajarajeswari K, Padmavathi R, Vidya Venugopal, Priscilla Johnson, Kalpana Balakrishnan




2013 /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13





Household air pollution and exposures: a systematic review of literature for the revised global household air pollution database.



Guruswamy Thangavel, Santu Ghosh, Sankar Sambandam, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Vidya Venugopal, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Nigel Bruce, Kirk R. Smith




2013 /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13





Assessing household level exposure reductions associated with use of market based improved biomass cook-stoves in rural communities in India: Results from field assessments for Project Surya.



Sankar Sambandam, Santu Ghosh, Arulselvan Sadasivam, Rengaraj Siva, Satish Madhav, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay , Kalpana Balakrishnan, Hafeez Rehman, Veerabhadran Ramanathan




2013 /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13






Occupational heat exposures on working people: A systematic review



Vidhya Venugopal , Madhan Chandran, Krishnan Balaji, Archana Prabukumar, Jeremiah Chinnadurai, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Tord Kjellstrom




2013 /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13





What determines the adoption and continued use of advanced clean cookstoves?



Darby Jack, Ajay Pillarisetti, Mayur Vaswani, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Michael Bates, Manoranjan Das, Patrick Kinney, Sankar Sambandam, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Kirk R Smith, Narendra K Arora




2013 /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13





Evaluating the impacts of an advanced stove intervention on traditional cooking patterns and pollutant exposures in India using Stove Use Monitors



Ajay Pillarisetti, Sankar Sambandam, Mayur Vayswani, N Arulselvam, Rengaraj Siva, Sathish Madhav, Narendra K. Arora, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Michael N. Bates, Darby Jack, Patrick L. Kinney, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Rupak Mukhopadhyay, and Kirk R. Smith




2013 /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13





Design and implementation of household air pollution intervention studies in relation to birth outcomes: Results from Phase I activities in Ghana and India.



Darby Jack, Patrick Kinney, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Michael Bates,Kirk R Smith, Narendra K Arora




2013 /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13






Indoor Climate Implications of Extreme Outdoor Climates.




Kirk R. Smith, Tord Kjellstrom, Vidhya Venugopal,Kalpana Balakrishnan, Bruno Lemke




2013 /10.1289/ ehp. ehbasel13





Basic Occupational Health Services for health care workers in public health 131systems in Tamil Nadu, India: Scoping a framework for risk management



K. Balakrishnan, D.S. Arasi, R. Ayyappan, P. Jayachandran, R. Yamini, G. Thangavel, D. Venkatesan, S. Sambandam





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Development and application of spatially disaggregated exposure series in time-series analysis of air pollution-related Health Effects in Chennai



Ghosh S,Johnson P, Ravinder S, Chakraborty M, Mittal M, Balakrishnan K (2011)





oi: 10.1097/ 01.ede. 0000391914. 08705.73






Comparison of Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Variability Between Asthmatics and Healthy Individuals of Chennai City,



Johnson, Priscilla; Ramaswamy, Padmavathi; Balakrishnan, Kalpana; Ghosh, Santu; Ravinder, Sheela; Krishnan, Bindu; Balakrishnan, Rajagopalan; Thanasekaraan, Vijayalakshmi; A. S., Subhashini (2011)







doi: 10.1097/01.ede. 0000392265.02842.






Emergency Room Visits Due to Cardiovascular Illness From a Major Hospital of Chennai, India.




Ravinder, Sheela; Johnson, Priscilla; Ramaswamy, Padmavathi; Ghosh, Santu; Thangavel, Bhuvaneswari; Balakrishnan, Kalpana; S., Subhashini A







doi: 10.1097/01. ede. 0000392328.26399. a9.





Indoor Air Pollution due to Biomass Fuel Combustion and Acute Respiratory Infection in Children Under 5 in Trichy District of Rural Tamilnadu,



Ramaswamy, Padmavathi; Balakrishnan, Kalpana; Ghosh, Santu; P., Ramaprabha; Paramasivan, Rajkumar; N., Durairaj; London, Alicia; Khush, Ranjiv; Arnold, Benjamin; Colford, John Jr. (2011)






doi: 10.1097/ 01.ede.0000391986.25743.






Modeling Concentrations of Particulate Matter in Solid Fuel Using Households From India. Epidemiology22



Ghosh, Santu; Thangavel, Gurusamy; Sambandam, Sankar; Balakrishnan, Kalpana (2011).






doi: 10.1097/01.ede.00003 92031. 69698.c8





Application of control-banding approaches in Southern India for safe chemical management: Challenges and Opportunities



K Balakrishnan, S Sankar, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, M. Surianarayanan, G Swaminathan(2011).






Addressing Exposure Misclassifications in Environmental Health Assessments in India.



Balakrishnan, K






Study Design and Baseline Findings from an Evaluation of Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Interventions in Rural Tamil Nadu, India.


Arnold, BF; Khush, RS Ramaswamy, P ; Gray, AL ; Ramaprabha, P ; Rajkumar, P ; Balakrishnan, K ; Colford, JM(2008).










Estimation of Burden of Disease Attributable to Indoor Air Pollution in Andhra Pradesh, India




Ramaswamy, P; Balakrishnan, K





Estimation of Burden of Disease Attributable to Indoor Air Pollution in Andhra Pradesh, India





Job-Hazard-Exposure-Health Profiles for Certain Occupational Sectors in Southern India (Textile, Tannery, and Municipal Solid Waste Sector).



Ramaswamy, P ; Sambandam, S ; Ramalingarn, A ; Paulsamy, J ; Balakrishnan, K ; Thansekaraan, V(2008).








Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Biomass Fuel Users in Tamil Nadu-a Pilot Study for Assessment of Prevalence and Implications for the Burden of Disease in Rural Women.



Johnson, P ; Sadasivam, M, Ghosh, S ; Ramaswamy, P ; Balakrishnan, K ; Sathyasekaran, B ; Thanasekaraan, V (2008)







Comparative Health Risk Assessment and Economic valuation of Environmental Health Damage in Chennai,



Sambandam, S ; Ramaswamy, P ; Balakrishnan, K










Lead Associated Deficits in Executive Function and Behavior in 3-7 Year Old Children in Chennai,




Roy, A ; Bellinger, D ; Hu, H ; Schwartz, J ; Wright, R ; Palaniappan, K ; Balakrishnan, K (2008).








Integrated evaluation of indoor air pollution based on health risks and GHG emissions in India.



Balakrishnan, K; Ramaswamy, P ; Rajaratnam, U (2007)







Health hazards and pulmonary functions in solid waste management sector of


Ramaswamy, P ; Balakrishnan, K ; Srinivasan, I ; Sambandam, S ; Paulsamy, J ; Thanasekaraan, V (2007).







Exposure to biomass fuel smoke and tuberculosis - A case-control study in India.



Magheswari, U ; Johnson, P ; Ramaswamy, P ; Balakrishnan, K ; Jenny, A ; Bates, M (2007).







Developing exposure-response functions for air pollutants from time- series analyses - In Chennai,



Balakrishnan, K ; Ganguli, B ; Gosh, S ; Sambandam, S ; Thanasekaraan, V (2007)








Predictors of blood lead among 3-7-year-old children in Chennai, India.



Roy, A ; Pallaniappan, K ; Hu, H ; Wright, R ; Balakrishnan, K (2007)








Current blood lead is associated with decline in stature among children in Chennai, India.



Roy, A ; Hu, H ; Pallaniappan, K ; Bellinger, D ; Wright, R; Balakrishnan, K (2007).








Health hazards and pulmonary functions in solid waste management sector of Chennai, India



Ramaswamy, P; Srinivasan, R; Balakrishnan, K ;Sambandam, S; Paulsamy, J; Pitani, R; Thanasekaraan, V (2006).







An integrated evaluation of indoor air pollution based on health risks and green house gas emissions and estimation of burden of disease in AP, India.



Balakrishnan, K ; Ramaswamy, P ; Sambandam, S ; Rajarathnam, U (2006).








Pulmonary function of rural women of Tamilnadu, India - Links to exposures from bio-fuel combustion EPIDEMIOLOGY, 13 (4): 140



Padmavathi, R; Sankar, S; Balakrishnan, K; Thanasekaraan, V(2002).









Lead exposure, IQ, visuospatial abilities, and behavior in elementary school children living in Chennai(Madras), India: A pilot study EPIDEMIOLOGY,



Hu, H; Thomas, N; Kartikeyen, K; Sankar, S; Padmavathi, R; Bellinger, D; Balakrishnan, K (2002).










Exposures to respirable particulates in rural households if Andhra Pradesh, India EPIDEMIOLOGY



Balakrishnan, K; Sankar, S; Padmavathi, R; Arnold, J; Mehta, S; Smith, KR; Kumar, P; Akbar, S; Lvovsky, K (2002).










Job-exposure-health profile for workers exposed to respirable dusts in textile units of Tamilnadu, India: Results of preliminary investigations EPIDEMIOLOGY, 13 (4): 846




Sankar, S; Padmavathi, R; Rajan, P; Ayyappan, R; Arnold, J; Balakrishnan, K (2002).