Health impacts of anthropogenic biomass burning in the developed world.

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Health impacts of anthropogenic biomass burning in the developed world. / Sigsgaard, Torben; Forsberg, Bertil; Annesi-Maesano, Isabella; Blomberg, Anders; Bølling, Anette; Boman, Christoffer; Bønløkke, Jakob; Brauer, Michael; Bruce, Nigel; Héroux, Marie-Eve; Hirvonen, Maija-Riitta; Kelly, Frank; Künzli, Nino; Lundbäck, Bo; Moshammer, Hanns; Noonan, Curtis; Pagels, Joakim; Sallsten, Gerd; Sculier, Jean-Paul; Brunekreef, Bert.

In: European Respiratory Journal, Vol. 46, No. 6, 2015, p. 1577-1588.

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Sigsgaard, T, Forsberg, B, Annesi-Maesano, I, Blomberg, A, Bølling, A, Boman, C, Bønløkke, J, Brauer, M, Bruce, N, Héroux, M-E, Hirvonen, M-R, Kelly, F, Künzli, N, Lundbäck, B, Moshammer, H, Noonan, C, Pagels, J, Sallsten, G, Sculier, J-P & Brunekreef, B 2015, 'Health impacts of anthropogenic biomass burning in the developed world.', European Respiratory Journal, vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 1577-1588. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01865-2014

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Sigsgaard, T., Forsberg, B., Annesi-Maesano, I., Blomberg, A., Bølling, A., Boman, C., ... Brunekreef, B. (2015). Health impacts of anthropogenic biomass burning in the developed world. European Respiratory Journal, 46(6), 1577-1588. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01865-2014

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Sigsgaard T, Forsberg B, Annesi-Maesano I, Blomberg A, Bølling A, Boman C, Bønløkke J, Brauer M, Bruce N, Héroux M-E, Hirvonen M-R, Kelly F, Künzli N, Lundbäck B, Moshammer H, Noonan C, Pagels J, Sallsten G, Sculier J-P, Brunekreef B. 2015. Health impacts of anthropogenic biomass burning in the developed world. European Respiratory Journal. 46(6):1577-1588. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01865-2014

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Sigsgaard T, Forsberg B, Annesi-Maesano I, Blomberg A, Bølling A, Boman C et al. Health impacts of anthropogenic biomass burning in the developed world. European Respiratory Journal. 2015;46(6):1577-1588. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01865-2014

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Sigsgaard, Torben ; Forsberg, Bertil ; Annesi-Maesano, Isabella ; Blomberg, Anders ; Bølling, Anette ; Boman, Christoffer ; Bønløkke, Jakob ; Brauer, Michael ; Bruce, Nigel ; Héroux, Marie-Eve ; Hirvonen, Maija-Riitta ; Kelly, Frank ; Künzli, Nino ; Lundbäck, Bo ; Moshammer, Hanns ; Noonan, Curtis ; Pagels, Joakim ; Sallsten, Gerd ; Sculier, Jean-Paul ; Brunekreef, Bert. / Health impacts of anthropogenic biomass burning in the developed world. In: European Respiratory Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 46, No. 6. pp. 1577-1588.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Health impacts of anthropogenic biomass burning in the developed world.

AU - Sigsgaard, Torben

AU - Forsberg, Bertil

AU - Annesi-Maesano, Isabella

AU - Blomberg, Anders

AU - Bølling, Anette

AU - Boman, Christoffer

AU - Bønløkke, Jakob

AU - Brauer, Michael

AU - Bruce, Nigel

AU - Héroux, Marie-Eve

AU - Hirvonen, Maija-Riitta

AU - Kelly, Frank

AU - Künzli, Nino

AU - Lundbäck, Bo

AU - Moshammer, Hanns

AU - Noonan, Curtis

AU - Pagels, Joakim

AU - Sallsten, Gerd

AU - Sculier, Jean-Paul

AU - Brunekreef, Bert

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Climate change policies have stimulated a shift towards renewable energy sources such as biomass. The economic crisis of 2008 has also increased the practice of household biomass burning as it is often cheaper than using oil, gas or electricity for heating. As a result, household biomass combustion is becoming an important source of air pollutants in the European Union.This position paper discusses the contribution of biomass combustion to pollution levels in Europe, and the emerging evidence on the adverse health effects of biomass combustion products.Epidemiological studies in the developed world have documented associations between indoor and outdoor exposure to biomass combustion products and a range of adverse health effects. A conservative estimate of the current contribution of biomass smoke to premature mortality in Europe amounts to at least 40 000 deaths per year.We conclude that emissions from current biomass combustion products negatively affect respiratory and, possibly, cardiovascular health in Europe. Biomass combustion emissions, in contrast to emissions from most other sources of air pollution, are increasing. More needs to be done to further document the health effects of biomass combustion in Europe, and to reduce emissions of harmful biomass combustion products to protect public health.

AB - Climate change policies have stimulated a shift towards renewable energy sources such as biomass. The economic crisis of 2008 has also increased the practice of household biomass burning as it is often cheaper than using oil, gas or electricity for heating. As a result, household biomass combustion is becoming an important source of air pollutants in the European Union.This position paper discusses the contribution of biomass combustion to pollution levels in Europe, and the emerging evidence on the adverse health effects of biomass combustion products.Epidemiological studies in the developed world have documented associations between indoor and outdoor exposure to biomass combustion products and a range of adverse health effects. A conservative estimate of the current contribution of biomass smoke to premature mortality in Europe amounts to at least 40 000 deaths per year.We conclude that emissions from current biomass combustion products negatively affect respiratory and, possibly, cardiovascular health in Europe. Biomass combustion emissions, in contrast to emissions from most other sources of air pollution, are increasing. More needs to be done to further document the health effects of biomass combustion in Europe, and to reduce emissions of harmful biomass combustion products to protect public health.

U2 - 10.1183/13993003.01865-2014

DO - 10.1183/13993003.01865-2014

M3 - Article

VL - 46

SP - 1577

EP - 1588

JO - European Respiratory Journal

T2 - European Respiratory Journal

JF - European Respiratory Journal

SN - 1399-3003

IS - 6

ER -