Global Environmental Health

As countries become more urbanized and industrialized, they must face challenges such as air pollution, food hygiene, hazardous materials, and occupational health and injury. Added to traditional problems caused by tropical diseases, inadequate water supply and sanitation, solid waste, and wastewater, these new challenges often put a strain on a given country's financial and other resources.

Technical experts throughout RTI are working to address these problems, helping countries assess and manage traditional and emerging environmental issues that affect human health and assisting local, regional, and national governments in the development of sound policies to address those issues.

RTI has been addressing environmental concerns internationally for 40 years, supplying a range of scientific and institutional skills required to manage water resources, air quality, and solid waste at local, regional, and national levels in developing and democratizing countries. We also pursue a broad range of activities aimed at furthering domestic environmental research.

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Biomass cookstove

Biomass Cookstoves and Human Health

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we are applying our cross-disciplinary strengths and technical expertise to research the human and environmental risks associated with indoor use of biomass cookstoves in developing countries.

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