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Incense smoke: clinical, structural and molecular effects on airway disease

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical and Molecular Allergy, April 2008
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 209)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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Title
Incense smoke: clinical, structural and molecular effects on airway disease
Published in
Clinical and Molecular Allergy, April 2008
DOI 10.1186/1476-7961-6-3
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Authors

Ta-Chang Lin, Guha Krishnaswamy, David S Chi

Abstract

In Asian countries where the Buddhism and Taoism are mainstream religions, incense burning is a daily practice. A typical composition of stick incense consists of 21% (by weight) of herbal and wood powder, 35% of fragrance material, 11% of adhesive powder, and 33% of bamboo stick. Incense smoke (fumes) contains particulate matter (PM), gas products and many organic compounds. On average, incense burning produces particulates greater than 45 mg/g burned as compared to 10 mg/g burned for cigarettes. The gas products from burning incense include CO, CO2, NO2, SO2, and others. Incense burning also produces volatile organic compounds, such as benzene, toluene, and xylenes, as well as aldehydes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The air pollution in and around various temples has been documented to have harmful effects on health. When incense smoke pollutants are inhaled, they cause respiratory system dysfunction. Incense smoke is a risk factor for elevated cord blood IgE levels and has been indicated to cause allergic contact dermatitis. Incense smoke also has been associated with neoplasm and extracts of particulate matter from incense smoke are found to be mutagenic in the Ames Salmonella test with TA98 and activation. In order to prevent airway disease and other health problem, it is advisable that people should reduce the exposure time when they worship at the temple with heavy incense smokes, and ventilate their house when they burn incense at home.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Unknown 134 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 16%
Student > Bachelor 20 15%
Student > Master 18 13%
Researcher 14 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Other 25 18%
Unknown 30 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 18%
Environmental Science 14 10%
Engineering 13 9%
Chemistry 9 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 6%
Other 30 22%
Unknown 39 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 49. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 August 2022.
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