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Type Journal Article - European Respiratory Journal
Title Burning of mosquito coils (MCs) produce high levels of indoor PM2.5 and CO, which are associated with adverse respiratory health effects, and are significantly altered by indoor ventilation patterns
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Volume 44
Issue Suppl 58
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 0-0
URL https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/44/Suppl_58/P4957.short
Abstract
An estimated 29 billion MCs are used by 2 billion people worldwide annually as mosquito repellents. Laboratory studies have shown that MCs produce high levels of PM2.5 and CO. We aimed to a. study the indoor levels of PM2.5 and CO in a simulated bedroom while burning MCs keeping window-closed-door-closed (WCDC), window-open-door-closed (WODC), window-open-door-open(WODO), b.compare the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and allergic diseases in houses using MCs v/s liquid mosquito repellents (LMRs) in a rural population. Methods: I. 3 brands of MCs were burnt 3-times each in a room (2.9x5.8x2.4m) having 1window (1.4x1.3m) & 1door (2.2x0.8m). PM2.5 levels (mcg/m3) were measured online with Thermo PDR 1200 and CO (ppm) with Easylog USB sampler. II. 465 subjects >18 years of age from 145 randomly selected homes were administered a respiratory health questionnaire.
Devashri Salvi, Sneha Limaye , Veena Muralidharan , Jyoti Londhe , Sapna Madas , Archana Rao , Sanjay Juvekar , Shyam Biswal , and Sundeep Salvi. "Burning of mosquito coils (MCs) produce high levels of indoor PM2.5 and CO, which are associated with adverse respiratory health effects, and are significantly altered by indoor ventilation patterns." European Respiratory Journal 44, no. Suppl 58 (2014): 0-0.
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