IJSR International Journal of Scientific Research 2277 - 8179 Indian Society for Health and Advanced Research ijsr-6-10-12220 Original Research Paper A STUDY OF VARIOUS MORBIDITIES IN RELATION WITH BIOMASS FUELS USED IN RURAL INDIA Reema L. Wankar Dr. October 2017 6 10 01 02 ABSTRACT


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


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


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.