The work presented in the accompanying manuscript was part of a pilot study, funded by the University of Iowa Environmental Health Research Center (NIH 5P30 ES005605), to explore the impact of biomass fuel use, particularly indoor use, on lung function and health using advanced CT imaging techniques. In addition to pilot data, this project also served to establish international collaborations between the researchers at the University of Iowa (UI) in the United States and at the Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology (PMIST) in Thanjavur, India. The study was approved by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and by the Human Subjects IRB at the University of Iowa.


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