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Risk of tuberculosis and fuel use: a population study
  1. Asim Saha,
  2. Y K Sharma,
  3. P K Kulkarni,
  4. H N Saiyed
  1. National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Asim Saha, National Institute of Occupational Health, D-1 NIOH Quarters, Meghani Nagar, Ahmedabad, India; asimsaha2311{at}

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Evidence (although tentative and based on few studies) has emerged to suggest the association of biofuel use with increased risk of low birth weight, perinatal mortality, cataract, altered pulmonary function and tuberculosis.1–4 However, there are conflicting reports regarding the occurrence of tuberculosis and the use of biofuel. On one …

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethics committee of the National Institute of Occupational Health, India.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.