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CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE Major Killer disease in the world Chronic progressive disease of the lung caused by inhalation of toxic substances.

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1 CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE Major Killer disease in the world Chronic progressive disease of the lung caused by inhalation of toxic substances and chronic infective lung diseases like tuberculosis 4 th leading cause of death worldwide, and estimated to become 3 rd leading cause of death by Also causes immense suffering, and a huge economic loss for the country (India loses 7.5 billion US $ per year due to COPD)

2 Causes of COPD

3 COPD WORKING GROUP Study the prevalence of COPD using standardized global research tools Link with BOLD (Burden of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) Study the effects of indoor air pollution on lung Help determine policy for health interventions Workshop tomorrow, 28th Oct 2009, 4.00 pm Will be Chaired by Dr Sonia Buist, USA (BOLD Chair)


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