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Advances in Public Health
Volume 2014, Article ID 105260, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/105260
Research Article

Perception and Barriers to Indoor Air Quality and Perceived Impact on Respiratory Health: An Assessment in Rural Honduras

1VCU School of Medicine, 1201 East Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, VCU Medical Center, 1300 East Marshall Street, P.O. Box 980019, Richmond, VA, USA
3VCUHS Infection Prevention Program, 1300 East Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298, USA

Received 19 June 2014; Accepted 8 September 2014; Published 13 October 2014

Academic Editor: Ronald J. Prineas

Copyright © 2014 Audrey Le et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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