Lung Function and Incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease after Improved Cooking Fuels and Kitchen Ventilation: A 9-Year Prospective Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Zhou2014LungFA,
  title={Lung Function and Incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease after Improved Cooking Fuels and Kitchen Ventilation: A 9-Year Prospective Cohort Study},
  author={Yumin Zhou and Yimin Zou and Xiaochen S Li and Shuyun Chen and Zhuxiang Zhao and Fang He and Weifeng Zou and Qiuping Luo and Wenxi Li and Yiling Pan and Xiaoliang Deng and Xiaoping Wang and Rong Qiu and Shiliang Liu and JingPing Zheng and Nanshan Zhong and Pixin Ran},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Biomass smoke is associated with the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but few studies have elaborated approaches to reduce the risk of COPD from biomass burning. The purpose of this study was to determine whether improved cooking fuels and ventilation have effects on pulmonary function and the incidence of COPD. METHODS AND FINDINGS A 9-y prospective cohort study was conducted among 996 eligible participants aged at least 40 y from November 1, 2002, through… CONTINUE READING