Effects of Indoor Air Pollution Among Women in Northeastern, Nigeria
- 1 Federal University Gashua, Nigeria
This research investigated the effects of indoor air pollution among women, in Northeastern, Nigeria, indoor air pollution refers to the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of air in the indoor environment, which include a home, building, an institution or commercial facility. Study was carried out in five wards: Benen Bayero, Karamar Tanda, Asibitin Agana, Goni Aji Street and Abdullahi Masaba Street. Questionnaires containing personal information, health status and household circumstances of respondents were distributed randomly (50 in each study area) for data collection. Kerosene is used in less than 5% of the households and charcoal was used in about a third of the household. Cooking outdoor is linked to coughing, burns, confusion, cataract, pneumonia and bronchitis among women, as well as several respiratory and eye related problems. Moreover, cataract and asthma were found to be more prevalent among women cooking indoors.
Copyright: © 2021 Ngaram, Suleman Modu and Muhammad Sulyman. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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