Chest Diseases of Elderly Women Due to Domestic Cooking and Passive Smoking: The Cracow Study
Numerous epidemiological studies have demonstrated an association between outdoor air pollution or urban residence and the occurrence of chronic chest symptoms. Comparing the results of the studies on chest problems among children it was suggested that not the polluted nature of urban air is the main and single factor causing the excess in morbidity from chronic bronchitis in population, but indoor air pollution (domestic heating or passive smoking) may play a very important role in the etiology of chronic nonspecific chest diseases.
KeywordsCombustion Dioxide Smoke Bronchitis Cote
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