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Objectives  Indoor air pollution is associated with impaired respiratory health. The pre‐dominant indoor air pollutant to which two billion of the world’s population is exposed is biomass fuel smoke. We tested the hypothesis that reported smoke exposure in men and women is associated with increased alveolar macrophage uptake of biomass smoke particulates.

Keywords: Pollution de l’air d’intérieur; VIH; alveolar macrophages; biocombustibles; biomass fuel; combustible biomasse; human immunodeficiency virus; indoor air pollution; macrophages alvéolaires; macrófagos alveolares; particulate matter; particules; partículas; polución del aire intradomiciliario

Language: English

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1:  Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Clinical Research Laboratories, Blantyre, Malawi 2:  Division of Child Health, Department of Infection Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK 3:  College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi 4:  Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and The London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine, London, UK 5:  Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

Publication date: 2009-03-01

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