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The effect of exposure to biomass smoke on respiratory symptoms in adult rural and urban Nepalese populations.

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BACKGROUND: Half of the world's population is exposed to household air pollution from biomass burning. This study aimed to assess the relationship between respiratory symptoms and biomass smoke exposure in rural and urban Nepal. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of adults (16+ years) in a rural population (n = 846) exposed to biomass smoke and a non-exposed urban population (n = 802) in Nepal. A validated questionnaire was used along with measures of indoor air quality (PM2.5 and CO) and outdo...

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10.1186/1476-069x-13-92

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Author
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
Environmental health : a global access science source More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
92
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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1476-069X
ISSN:
1476-069X
Language:
English
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pubs:489779
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uuid:8f29df06-be44-4c8d-9a83-7ab4dea6c613
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pubs:489779
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489779
Deposit date:
2014-11-18

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