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Household air pollution and lung function in Indian adults: A cross-sectional study

Dave, M.; Ahankari, A. S.; Myles, P. R.; Arokiasamy, P.; Uttamacharya; Khobragade, P.; Mortimer, K.; Fogarty, A. W.


M. Dave

A. S. Ahankari

P. R. Myles

P. Arokiasamy


P. Khobragade

K. Mortimer

A. W. Fogarty


© 2017 The Union. Exposure to air pollution produced by cooking is common in developing countries, and represents a potentially avoidable cause of lung disease. Crosssectional data were collected by the World Health Organization's Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health conducted in India between 2007 and 2010. Exposure to biomass cooking was also associated with a decrease in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) (-70 ml, 95%CI -111 to -30) and FEV1/FVC (forced vital capacity) ratio (-0.025, 95%CI -0.035 to '0.015) compared to those who were not exposed. These associations were predominantly observed in males (P < 0.05 for interaction analyses). Intervention studies using non-biomass fuels in India are required to ascertain potential respiratory health benefits.


Dave, M., Ahankari, A. S., Myles, P. R., Arokiasamy, P., Uttamacharya, Khobragade, P., …Fogarty, A. W. (2017). Household air pollution and lung function in Indian adults: A cross-sectional study. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 21(6), 702-704.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 1, 2017
Publication Date Jun 1, 2017
Deposit Date Feb 22, 2018
Journal International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Print ISSN 1027-3719
Electronic ISSN 1815-7920
Publisher International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 6
Pages 702-704
Keywords Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine; Infectious Diseases
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