Every breath you take

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1104

In this news article about environmental pollution in South Asia by Sanjay Kumar (3 April, p 787), some words were omitted that explain further why poor people may be more likely to be exposed to indoor pollution than more affluent people. In the ninth paragraph, the first part of the quote from Jai Prakash Narain (coordinator for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis for the World Health Organization in Delhi) should have read: “Exposure to indoor pollution may also lead to a higher risk for tuberculosis, especially among the poor, who live in overcrowded and poorly ventilated environments.”


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