The evaluation of the effect of air pollution on the health status of children in Zonguldak City, Turkey

Lokman Hakan Tecer, Nazan Tomaç, Ferhat Karaca, Ayşe Kaplan, Tunç Tunçer, Hamit Aydin

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Abstract

Air pollution affects human health, particularly sensitive groups such as children, pregnant women, elderly people and patients with chronic respiratory diseases in many ways, including reduced lung function, increased morbidity and infant mortality. Many epidemiological studies have shown positive association between respiratory health and ambient air pollution. This study tries to assess the associations between Occurrence of Respiratory Symptoms and Diseases (ORSD) and those parameters: Particulate Matter (PM), sulphur dioxide (SO2), pollen and meteorological variables in the mining city of Zonguldak, Turkey. The finding of the study shows significant association between ORSD, and ambient level of PM, SO2 and pollen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-364
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Environment and Pollution
Volume39
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Air pollution
  • Children
  • Respiratory disease
  • Zonguldak

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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