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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(11), 2544; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15112544

Exposure to Household Air Pollution from Biomass Cookstoves and Levels of Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) among Honduran Women

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Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Department of Health Sciences, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
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Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
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Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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Department of Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Department of Statistics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
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Trees, Water & People, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA
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Asociación Hondureña para el Desarrollo, Tegucigalpa, MDC, Honduras
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Received: 21 September 2018 / Revised: 26 October 2018 / Accepted: 7 November 2018 / Published: 13 November 2018
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Abstract

Household air pollution is estimated to be responsible for nearly three million premature deaths annually. Measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) may improve the limited understanding of the association of household air pollution and airway inflammation. We evaluated the cross-sectional association of FeNO with exposure to household air pollution (24-h average kitchen and personal fine particulate matter and black carbon; stove type) among 139 women in rural Honduras using traditional stoves or cleaner-burning Justa stoves. We additionally evaluated interaction by age. Results were generally consistent with a null association; we did not observe a consistent pattern for interaction by age. Evidence from ambient and household air pollution regarding FeNO is inconsistent, and may be attributable to differing study populations, exposures, and FeNO measurement procedures (e.g., the flow rate used to measure FeNO). View Full-Text
Keywords: fractional exhaled nitric oxide; household air pollution; particulate matter fractional exhaled nitric oxide; household air pollution; particulate matter
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Benka-Coker, M.L.; Clark, M.L.; Rajkumar, S.; Young, B.N.; Bachand, A.M.; Balmes, J.R.; Brook, R.; Nelson, T.L.; Volckens, J.; Reynolds, S.J.; Wilson, A.; L’Orange, C.; Good, N.; Quinn, C.; Koehler, K.; Africano, S.; Osorto Pinel, A.; Peel, J.L. Exposure to Household Air Pollution from Biomass Cookstoves and Levels of Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) among Honduran Women. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 2544.

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