UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Michael Bates
DATE OF PUBLICATION: April 2016
REGION: New Zealand
REFERENCE: Bates MN, Crane J, Balmes JR, Garrett N. Investigation of Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure and Lung Function, Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in a Geothermal Area of New Zealand. Carpenter DO, ed. PLoS ONE. 2015;10(3):e0122062. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122062.
SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Results have been conflicting whether long-term ambient hydrogen sulfide (H2S) affects lung function or is a risk factor for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Rotorua city, New Zealand, has the world’s largest population exposed to ambient H2S-from geothermal sources.
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