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In this graph, we present hourly mean PM2.5 from December 2015 through January 2016 in order to examine variation in pollution over the course of the day. PM2.5 remains consistently high from 10:00PM to 10:00AM, at which point it starts decreasing...Read More..

This graph depicts daily variation in PM2.5 over December 2015 through January 2016. Over this period of time, neither the daily mean PM2.5 nor the 25th percentile ever fell as low as the Indian government limit of 60μg/m3. The lowest...Read More..

This graph shows strong seasonal variation in PM2.5. November through February are the months with the highest concentration of PM2.5, March through June are characterized by PM2.5 levels that hover near the daily limit set by the Indian government, and July...Read More..

These maps show the proportion of people defecating in the open per district in 2011. Source: Census 2011....Read More..

These maps show the number of people defecating in the open per kilometer, per district in 2001. Source: Census 2001....Read More..

Th map shows the change in people defecating in the open per square kilometer, per district, between 2001 and 2011. Districts where the density of open defecation declined are shown in blue, and districts where it increased are shown in...Read More..

These maps show the proportion of people defecating in the open per district in 2001. Source: Census 2001....Read More..

These maps show the number of people defecating in the open per kilometer, per district in 2011. Source: Census 2011....Read More..

Presentation by Diane Coffey, on maternal health in India and elsewhere, and the impact of women's status on maternal and child nutrition and well-being. Venue: Tufts University, October 2014....Read More..

Sangita and Payal's poster for the UNC Water and Health Conference 2014 shows that Muslims are more likely to have and use toilets in India and Bangladesh. If India were to have the same fraction of Muslims as Bangladesh, their...Read More..

Payal's poster for the UNC Water and Health Conference 2014 shows that open defecation is more common in villages where social conflict is more likely....Read More..

Diane's poster for the UNC Water and Health Conference 2014 shows the association between sanitation externalities and child hemoglobin....Read More..

Dean's poster for the UNC Water and Health Conference 2014 shows how exposure to open defecation can explain why infant mortality among Muslims in India is lower than Hindus....Read More..

This is Payal's presentation at the UNC Water and Health Conference 2014. She shows that sanitation is worse for child health in areas that have greater population density....Read More..

No demand for simple latrines in India

By r.i.c.e., on November 27th, 2014

These are all countries that are poorer than India, except for China at the very end. India has both the highest rate of open defecation and the least unimproved latrines compared to any of these other countries. In India, we...Read More..

When asked whether latrine use or open defecation is healthier, most SQUAT respondents, both in houses with a latrine user and in houses with no latrine users, believe that open defecation is healthier. There is a common perception that open...Read More..

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