Exposure to household air pollution from biomass cookstoves and levels of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (Feno) among honduran women

Megan L. Benka-Coker, Maggie L. Clark, Sarah Rajkumar, Bonnie N. Young, Annette M. Bachand, John R. Balmes, Robert Brook, Tracy L. Nelson, John Volckens, Steve J. Reynolds, Ander Wilson, Christian L’orange, Nicholas Good, Casey Quinn, Kirsten Koehler, Sebastian Africano, Anibal Osorto Pinel, Jennifer L. Peel

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Abstract

Household air pollution is estimated to be responsible for nearly three million premature deaths annually. Measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) may improve the limited understanding of the association of household air pollution and airway inflammation. We evaluated the cross-sectional association of FeNO with exposure to household air pollution (24-h average kitchen and personal fine particulate matter and black carbon; stove type) among 139 women in rural Honduras using traditional stoves or cleaner-burning Justa stoves. We additionally evaluated interaction by age. Results were generally consistent with a null association; we did not observe a consistent pattern for interaction by age. Evidence from ambient and household air pollution regarding FeNO is inconsistent, and may be attributable to differing study populations, exposures, and FeNO measurement procedures (e.g., the flow rate used to measure FeNO).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2544
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 13 2018

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Keywords

  • Fractional exhaled nitric oxide
  • Household air pollution
  • Particulate matter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Benka-Coker, M. L., Clark, M. L., Rajkumar, S., Young, B. N., Bachand, A. M., Balmes, J. R., Brook, R., Nelson, T. L., Volckens, J., Reynolds, S. J., Wilson, A., L’orange, C., Good, N., Quinn, C., Koehler, K., Africano, S., Pinel, A. O., & Peel, J. L. (2018). Exposure to household air pollution from biomass cookstoves and levels of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (Feno) among honduran women. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15(11), [2544]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15112544