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Keywords:

  • forest fire;
  • Indonesia;
  • lung condition;
  • lungs;
  • pollution

Objective:

This paper will describe the impact on the human lung of haze from forest fires in Indonesia based on data collected from different provinces.

Methodology: Data were collected from personal reports from pulmonologists working in the area as well as from province/district health offices and hospitals.

Results: These data show that there was a significant impact of haze to the human lung. There was a significant increase in respiratory conditions, lung function complaints and other related impacts.

Conclusion: Further studies, especially cohort studies, should be undertaken so that the long-term impact of pollution from forest fires can be known.