Assessment of the adverse effect of crop residue burning on respiratory health: a case study of Patiala, India
The Lancet Planetary Health, Vo6(SPECIAL ISSUE S5):https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(22)00267-4
Crop residue burning (CRB) is one of the top contributors to ambient air pollution (particulate matter 2·5 [PM2·5]) in north-western India. Despite the magnitude of the problems associated with high particulate amounts, there are few epidemiological data in India on the associated health effects of CRB, focusing on rural populations. The present study was conducted to quantify the effect of PM2·5 from CRB on the respiratory health of agricultural community in the Nabha block in Patiala, India.