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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
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd.
Journal:
Environmental health : a global access science source
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
92
Publication date:
2014
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EISSN:
1476-069X
ISSN:
1476-069X
URN:
uuid:8f29df06-be44-4c8d-9a83-7ab4dea6c613
Source identifiers:
489779
Local pid:
pubs:489779

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