by G F Nangale
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In a project to investigate methods of smoke measurement, three pollutants were measured, i.e., Carbon monoxide (CO), Total suspended particulates (TSP) and Hydrocarbon acidity (HCs). These are known to be health damaging and occur at high levels in biomass smoke and inside houses burning biomass in unvented appliances. CO is generally classified as an asphyxiant because it has a strong affinity to haemoglobin, which carries oxygen to body tissues. TSP is the best indicator of chronic toxicity. Acidity levels due to hydrocarbon emission from combustion processes are known to cause severe eye disorders...
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