Where there's smoke there's lung disease

Youcheng Liu
October 2007
Thorax;Oct2007, Vol. 62 Issue 10, p838
Academic Journal
The article presents a large-scale chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) conducted in rural south China. It aims to provide evidence to support the hypothesis that burning of biofuels is a risk factor for COPD in women in rural communities. The results show that the prevalence of COPD was significantly higher in the rural community as a whole than in the urban community. COPD results from an interaction between individual risk factors and environmental exposures to toxic agents.


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