Biomass fuels and lung cancer.

  title={Biomass fuels and lung cancer.},
  author={Wei-yen Lim and Adeline L H Seow},
  volume={17 1},
It is estimated that about 2.4 billion people around the world, or about 40% of the world's population, depend on biomass fuels (wood, charcoal, dung, crop residue) to meet their energy needs for cooking and heating. The burden is especially high in Asia. Studies suggest that levels of pollutants including particulate matter <10 µm and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons indoors in homes where biomass fuels are used far exceed levels recommended as safe. While in vitro and in vivo studies in… CONTINUE READING
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