Household firewood use and the health of children and women of Indian communities in Chiapas, Mexico.

@article{RiojasRodrguez2001HouseholdFU,
  title={Household firewood use and the health of children and women of Indian communities in Chiapas, Mexico.},
  author={Horacio Riojas-Rodr{\'i}guez and Patricia Romano-Riquer and Carlos Santos-Burgoa and Kirk R. Smith},
  journal={International journal of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={44-53}
}
A follow-up study in two rural communities in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, compared families that used an improved stove for cooking with those that used traditional open-fire stoves, to assess the risks of respiratory symptoms in children and women exposed to wood smoke. 16-hour measurements showed that the concentration of particles less than 10 microm in diameter was significantly lower in households with the better stoves in the kitchen area, where children usually play, i.e., 158 microg… CONTINUE READING

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