When smoke gets in your lungs.

  title={When smoke gets in your lungs.},
  author={John R Balmes},
  journal={Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society},
  volume={7 2},
A major source of air pollution exposure in the developing world is smoke due to inefficient cooking with biomass fuels in poorly ventilated homes. Biomass fuel refers to any recently living plant- and/or animal-based material that is deliberately burned by humans as fuel, including wood, crop residues, and animal dung. The levels of exposure to particulate matter in such homes are often at least an order of magnitude higher than the highest concentrations that occur in the ambient air of the… CONTINUE READING
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