Effects of biomass smoke on pulmonary functions: a case control study

  • Baran Balcan, Selcuk Akan, Aylin Ozsancak Ugurlu, Bahar Ozcelik Handemir, Berrin Bagci Ceyhan, Şevket Özkaya
  • International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2016, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/copd.s109056

effects of biomass

What is it about?

this paper is about adverse effects of biomass exposure on pulmonary functions, among women who live in rural areas.

Why is it important?

biomass exposure has very serious adverse effects on pulmonary functions, and it is a very important health care problem therefor precoutions should ve taken to avoid negative effects of biomass


dr Baran Balcan
Marmara Universitesi

there is an obligatory mission for doctors in my country. We must work in underdevelopped areas of Turkey for 1.5-2 years. In my obligatory mission I worked in Kars (located in east part of our country). I realised that many women had very pulmonary function test results, than I decided to make research about this topic. My new mission is talking to government and find solutions for this serious health care problem.

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The following have contributed to this page: dr Baran Balcan, Selçuk akan Selçuk Akan, and Aylin Ozsancak Ugurlu