Social and health implications of household air pollution
Sandesh KS, Nishanth Gowda N, Mangala SM
The global impact of household air pollution has resulted in a high prevalence of morbidity and mortality from respiratory diseases. The following systematic review sort to analyze the association between respiratory illnesses and the relevant exposure from different research already carried out. The articles studied had varying research methodologies. The highest-ranking was randomized clinical trials. The review found that pneumonia, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive airway disease, and lung cancer were positively associated with air pollution in the household. Lung cancer and fibrotic lung disease had a direct causal relationship with PAH and Nitrogen Dioxide. The social implications were high prevalence and morbidity among vulnerable groups that should be addressed through public health policy and education.