Volume 18, Issue 5 (8-2015)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2015, 18(5): 77-87 | Back to browse issues page

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Motalleby M, Mazaheri A, Mosayebi M, Takhtfiroozeh M. Assessing Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Kashan 2011. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2015; 18 (5) :77-87
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-3276-en.html
MSc, Department of Environmental Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran , m_mosayebi_88@yahoo.com
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Background: The air pollutants such as CO, SO2, NO2, O3, and particulate matters have harmful effects on public health. Determination of the actual concentration of the pollutants and description of air quantity and quality contents in comparison of standard conditions and timely informing people to regulate control programs is essential. Kashan is exposed to the winds contain-ing the suspended particulate matters due to the proximity of the desert. Moreover, the growth of population, factories and industries in the city are artifical resources of the air pollution. Hence, assessment and monitoring of air pollution standard condition in kashan is crucial.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional and descriptive study, the concentration of CO, SO2, NO2, O3, and suspended particulate matters less than 10 microns (PM10) measured according to WHO standards in Panzdah-e-Khordad station of Kashan in 2011. The annual mean and maximum rates, the mean and maximum rate of summer and winter, and annual percentile 98%, determined for each pollutant and used in AirQ software. Then, the number of death and disease attributed to each pollutant was calculated.

Results:  The results demonstrate that the cumulative number of deaths attributed to PM10, NO2, SO2, and O3 was 100, 22, 82, and 54, respectively.

Conclusion: In total, the suspended particulate matters have the most effects on death and disease resulted from the air pollution. Hence, managing the resources of particulate matters and SO2 pollutants has many effects on reducing the adverse health effects of air pollution in Kashan.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Health
Received: 2014/11/16 | Accepted: 2015/03/4 | Published: 2015/07/22

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