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COPD and chronic bronchitis risk of indoor air pollution from solid fuel: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Over half the world is exposed daily to the smoke from combustion of solid fuels. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the main contributors to the global burden of disease and can be caused by biomass smoke exposure. However, studies of biomass exposure and COPD show a wide range of effect sizes. The aim of this systematic review was to quantify the impact of biomass smoke on the development of COPD and define reasons for differences in the reported effect size...

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10.1136/thx.2009.124644

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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
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Volume:
65
Issue:
3
Pages:
221-228
Publication date:
2010-03-01
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
Language:
English
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uuid:a819da7d-720a-42cb-86e3-3c40a085d82a
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pubs:374552
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374552
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2013-11-16

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