Volume : VI, Issue : X, October - 2017

A STUDY OF VARIOUS MORBIDITIES IN RELATION WITH BIOMASS FUELS USED IN RURAL INDIA

Dr. Reema L. Wankar, Dr. Deepali S. Deo

Abstract :

 OBJECTIVES:                                                                                            

To assess various morbidities and its relation with the duration of exposure in women using biomass fuel.

MATERIALS AND METHOD:

Community based study which included 994 subjects. Personal information along with clinical examination was collected. Exposure Index and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate were calculated.

RESULTS:

Among 994 subjects, 72.9% subjects were using biomass fuel, 12.1% were using LPG. Morbidities like respiratory illnesses, cataract, excessive eye watering, pallor and cyanosis were significantly associated with the type of fuel used and duration of exposure.

CONCLUSION: Majority of women in rural area use biomass as the main source of fuel for domestic purposes and are more prone to suffer with different morbidities.

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijsr  

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Dr. Reema L. Wankar, Dr. Deepali S. Deo, A STUDY OF VARIOUS MORBIDITIES IN RELATION WITH BIOMASS FUELS USED IN RURAL INDIA, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : Volume-6 | Issue-10 | October-2017


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