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dc.contributor.authorRabbani, Unaiben_UK
dc.contributor.authorRazzaq, Shamaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorIrfan, Muhammaden_UK
dc.contributor.authorSemple, Seanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNafees, Asaad Ahmeden_UK
dc.description.abstractObjective We assessed the association of formaldehyde, Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Particulate Matter (PM2.5) with respiratory symptoms, asthma and post-bronchodilator reversibility. Methods We included 1629 adults in a community-based cross-sectional study in Karachi, in 2015. Data was collected using American Thoracic Society respiratory questionnaire, and spirometry (available for 930 participants). YesAir 8-channel monitor was used for measuring concentrations of formaldehyde and CO while PM2.5 was measured using UCB-PATS. Results Higher levels of formaldehyde and CO were associated with cough, phlegm and wheeze whereas those of PM2.5 were associated with shortness of breath and presence of any of the respiratory symptoms (combined), as well as a ‘lower’ risk of cough, phlegm and bronchitis. Conclusion Poorer household air quality was associated with poorer respiratory health in this population; however further studies are required with robust exposure assessment.en_UK
dc.publisherOvid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)en_UK
dc.relationRabbani U, Razzaq S, Irfan M, Semple S & Nafees AA (2022) Indoor air pollution and respiratory health in a metropolitan city of Pakistan. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
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dc.subjectPublic Health, Environmental and Occupational Healthen_UK
dc.titleIndoor air pollution and respiratory health in a metropolitan city of Pakistanen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Final version-accepted.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 12 months after publication.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicineen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.description.notesOutput Status: Forthcoming/Available Onlineen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQassim Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Services Academyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAga Khan Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAga Khan Universityen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorRabbani, Unaib|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorRazzaq, Shama|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorIrfan, Muhammad|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSemple, Sean|0000-0002-0462-7295en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNafees, Asaad Ahmed|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameFinal version-accepted.pdfen_UK
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