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Adherence to reduced-polluting biomass fuel stoves improves respiratory and sleep symptoms in children

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dc.contributor.author Accinelli, Roberto A.
dc.contributor.author Llanos, Oscar
dc.contributor.author Lopez, Lidia M.
dc.contributor.author Pino, Maria I.
dc.contributor.author Bravo, Yeny A.
dc.contributor.author Salinas, Veronica
dc.contributor.author Lazo, Maria
dc.contributor.author Noda, Julio R.
dc.contributor.author Sanchez-Sierra, Marita
dc.contributor.author Zarate, Lacey
dc.contributor.author da Silva, Joao
dc.contributor.author Gianella, Fabiola
dc.contributor.author Kheirandish-Gozal, Leila
dc.contributor.author Gozal, David
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-10T18:11:34Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-10T18:11:34Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/7998
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Symptoms of sleep apnea are markedly increased in children exposed to smoke from biomass fuels and are reduced by kitchen stoves that improve indoor biomass pollution. However, the impact of adherence to the use of improved stoves has not been critically examined. METHODS: Sleep-related symptom questionnaires were obtained from children <15 years of age in 56 families residing in the communities of Lliupapuquio, Andahuaylas province in Peru before and 2 years after installation of less-polluting Inkawasi cooking stoves. RESULTS: 82 children with lifetime exposures to indoor fuel pollution were included. When compared to those alternating between both types of stoves or those using traditional stoves only, those children who exclusively used Inkawasi cooking stoves showed significant improvements in sleep and respiratory related symptoms, but some minor albeit significant improvements occurred when both stoves were concomitantly used. CONCLUSIONS: Improvements in respiratory and sleep-related symptoms associated with elevated indoor biomass pollution occur only following implementation and exclusive utilization of improved kitchen stoves. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1471-2431
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Biomass en_US
dc.subject Cooking and Eating Utensils en_US
dc.subject Energy-Generating Resources en_US
dc.subject Adolescent en_US
dc.subject Air Pollution, Indoor/adverse effects/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject Child en_US
dc.subject Child, Preschool en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Male en_US
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Prospective Studies en_US
dc.subject Sleep Apnea Syndromes/etiology/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject Surveys and Questionnaires en_US
dc.title Adherence to reduced-polluting biomass fuel stoves improves respiratory and sleep symptoms in children en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-14-12
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE


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