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Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) occurs in genetically susceptible individuals by chronic exposure to environmental factors. Although cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for this disease, environmental factors including vapor, gas, dust, and fumes can also impact lung function. Emissions from cement plants are known to have negative health effects; however, the effects of cement dust on COPD subjects living near cement plants have not been fully investigated. We plan to conductdoi:10.4172/2161-105x.1000169 fatcat:ytbscexki5c4nbbn62isntgtwu