Presented at the 4th APSR Workshop. This Workshop was held at the 39th Annual Meeting of Japan Respiratory Society, Yokohama City, March, 1999.
Impact of haze from forest fire to respiratory health: Indonesian experience
Article first published online: 25 DEC 2001
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 169–174, June 2000
How to Cite
Aditama, T. Y. (2000), Impact of haze from forest fire to respiratory health: Indonesian experience. Respirology, 5: 169–174. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1843.2000.00246.x
- Issue published online: 25 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 25 DEC 2001
- forest fire;
- lung condition;
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.