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Title: Conditions That Predispose to Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure in Persons Exposed to Household Air Pollution in LMIC
Authors: Kimaiyo Sylvester
Lagat David K
Akwanalo Constantine O.
Keywords: Pulmonary Hypertension
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Abstract: Each day, over 3 billion people residing mostly in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) prepare meals on inefficient cook stoves or heat their homes using biomass fuel exposing billions of people to household air pollution (HAP) [1]. In recent years, international attention has focused on the health effects of exposure to HAP in such countries [2e5]. The World Health Organization estimates that 2 million people die each year as a result of exposure to HAP with the bulk of this mortality estimate based on deaths due to childhood acute respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancers
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