publication . Article . 2008

Fuentes de contaminación intradomiciliaria y enfermedad respiratoria en jardines infantiles y salas cunas de Temuco y Padre Las Casas, Chile

Edith Rivas R; Sara Barrios C; Anita Dorner P; Ximena Osorio S;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2008
  • Publisher: Sociedad Médica de Santiago
Abstract
Background: Indoor air pollution, is the main cause of population exposure to polluting agents. Aim: To establish an environmental profile of indoor contamination emission sources in families of children under 5years that assist to kindergartens in Temuco and Padre Las Casas. To associate respiratory disease episodes in children with indoor contamination. Material and methods: Cross sectional analysis of 355 family groups subjected to questionnaires about indoor contamination and number of respiratory disease episodes. Results: Forty six percent of mothers or caregivers smoked, 37% smoked at home and 93% smoked one to two cigarettes per day. There was a signific...
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free text keywords: Air pollution, indoor, Infants, Respiratory tract diseases, General Medicine, Stove, Environmental health, Medicine, business.industry, business, Firewood
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