air pollution health Articles

  • Pollution

    Pollution can take many forms. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the ground where we grow our food, and even the increasing noise we hear every day--all contribute to health problems and a lower quality of life. Find out about the environment ...


  • Effects of industrial air pollution on the respiratory health of children

    There is growing concern regarding to the possible effects of air pollution on respiratory health of children in Eleme industrial area of Port-Harcourt Nigeria. A total of 250 children were sampled from six primary schools with pre-nursery facilities for a period of 18 months. Subjects were divided into two zones (A and B), monitored and examined on weekly basis. The effects of four criteria ...

  • Health Effects of Fine Particulate Air Pollution: Lines that Connect

    Efforts to understand and mitigate the health effects of particulate matter (PM) air pollution have a rich and interesting history. This review focuses on six substantial lines of research that have been pursued since 1997 that have helped elucidate our understanding about the effects of PM on human health. There has been substantial progress in the evaluation of PM health effects at different ...

  • Evaluation of air pollution, local meteorology and urban public health

    The relationship between meteorological conditions and air pollution was assessed as a plausible explanation for respiratory health problems in Newark, New Jersey on the US east coast. Pollutants in both particle (PM2.5 and PM10) and gas phase (O3) were collected and analysed. We find that PM2.5 concentrations decreased by -30.8% (95% CI: -43.2%, -15.8%) when the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuzzy assessment of human-health risks due to air pollution

    Uncertainty of input data creates fuzzy conditions for assessing and forecasting ecological risk and risks associated with human health due to environmental pollution. Many uncertainties are difficult to eliminate and they do not have sufficient structure so that they can be modelled or described by probabilities and probability processes. This paper describes the application of a formalism of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Common Indoor Air Pollutants

    Is the indoor air you breathe healthy? According to the World Health Organization, 40% of all buildings pose a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollution. The EPA calls indoor air pollution the #1 pollution problem inAmerica. The following is a list of common indoor air pollutants: Dust, Pollen, and Other Allergens Chemical Fumes and Vapors Mold and Fungus Toxic ...

  • Air pollution and health: Do popular portrayals reflect the scientific evidence?

    Environmentalists, regulators, health scientists, and journalists are the main purveyors of information on air pollution health risks. Unfortunately, these groups create the appearance that harm from air pollution is much greater and more certain than suggested by the underlying evidence. The incentives in air pollution health research encourage risk exaggeration, because information purveyors ...


    By Blue Sky Consulting Group

  • Susceptibility and vulnerability to health effects of air pollution: The case of nitrogen dioxide

    Abstract: Epidemiological and toxicological studies have reported adverse health effects in response to exposure to air pollution including nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Some of these studies have indicated that specific populations may be at different risk of NO2 related health effects that others. Adverse health effects from air pollution are not equally distributed among populations and ...

  • Fireworks air pollution in Slovenia

    Over the 'Christmas–New Year' period 12/2010–01/2011, PM10 air pollution measurements on most of the automatic measuring stations in Slovenia reached extreme values of up to 300 µg/m³. Analysis shows a very close correlation with the timings of the fireworks displays in the areas. This paper shows the other side of this cultural enjoyment - the effect on PM10 air pollution. As the correlation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air pollution from ships

    Untitled Document Introduction Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to the concentrations and fallout of harmful air pollutants in Europe. ...

  • Air pollution from ships

    Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to the concentrations and fallout of harmful air pollutants in Europe. There are however technical means by which these pollutants could be cut by as much as 80-90 per cent, and very cost-effectively compared with what would have to be done to achieve similar results by taking further measures on land-based sources. Such reductions are needed for ...

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

    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 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of dispersion models for evaluating the influence of urban air pollution on human health

    The main objective of this study is to analyse quantitatively the influence of urban air pollution on the health of children, by (i) analysing the concentrations of pollutants in the atmosphere, (ii) analysing the indoor air concentrations, and (iii) conducting epidemiological surveys. The area considered is Espoo, the neighbouring city of Helsinki. We focus in particular on the influence of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of air pollution and meteorological parameters on human health in the city of Athens, Greece

    The impact of air pollution (CO, NO, NO2, SO2, O3) and meteorological parameters (air temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure) on three indicators of human morbidity (circulatory, respiratory and skin diseases) is quantified, while the sensitivity of the results to different model specifications is tested. Findings indicate that higher SO2 and CO levels significantly increase circulatory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Economic Value of Air-Pollution-Related Health Risks in China: A Contingent Valuation Study

    The economic value of preventing adverse health effects related to air pollution is estimated using contingent valuation in three diverse locations in China. Values are estimated for three health endpoints: cold, chronic bronchitis, and fatality. Alternative statistical models are tested to study their impact on estimated willingness to pay (WTP) and on the relationship between WTP and respondent ...


    By Springer

  • Human health effects of particulate matter air pollution - comments on current state of the science

    The science of particulate air pollution and health has a long, rich, and complex history. More detailed versions of various aspects of this history can be found elsewhere.1-5 A simple stylized version of this history may suggest that, until the early to mid-1900s, the health effects of air pollution were largely a matter of instinctive observations, suspicion, and superstition. In fact, one of ...

  • Air pollution in China disrupts flights

    You know you have a problem when the smog gets so bad even airplanes can’t land safely anymore. This is what happened last month, when an airplane coming from Japan had close to zero visibility as it was trying to land in Beijing. There was thick smog blanketing the ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Air pollution in Europe 1990-2004

    Overall picture This report analyses and presents changes in air pollutant emissions and their possible health or ecosystem impacts in Europe covering the period 1990–2004. Emissions of all air pollutants fell substantially during the period 1990–2004 in the 32 EEA member countries (EEA-32), resulting in improved air quality over the region. However, ambient concentrations of particulate ...

  • Synergistic effects of pollutants on air quality

    The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was developed in the USA to give the public an overall assessment of the air quality on a regular basis. Currently, the PSI does not include the synergistic effects of the major air pollutants. Synergism applies when the damage caused by two or more pollutants, either to human health or property, is greater than the effect or damage caused by each individual ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Documentary highlights the dangers of air pollution

    “Under the Dome" showcases huge problem in China The “fog” blanketing China most days used to be thought of as a natural weather phenomenon that couldn’t be helped. But since 2012, the words “smog”, “PM2.5”, “air pollution” and “fine particles” have become analogous to a nation’s struggle against an ...


    By Allerair Industries

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