LATEST RESEARCH ON AIR POLLUTION : FEB: 2020

Particulate air pollution and acute health effects

Epidemiological studies have consistently shown an association between particulate air pollution and not only exacerbations of illness in people with respiratory disease but also rises in the numbers of deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory disease among older people. [1]

Air pollution and health

The health effects of air pollution have been subject to intense study in recent years. Exposure to pollutants such as airborne participate matter and ozone has been associated with increases in mortality and hospital admissions due to respiratory and cardiovascular disease. [2]

Human health effects of air pollution

Hazardous chemicals escape to the environment by a number of natural and/or anthropogenic activities and may cause adverse effects on human health and the environment. [3]

Modeling of Air Pollutants and Ozone Concentration by Using Multivariate Analysis: Case Study of Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria

Air pollution is one of the key problems in urban areas and its investigation is vital both for people’s health and for the environment as a whole. In particular, ground ozone is a secondary air pollutant with concentrations dependent mainly on changes in the levels of other pollutants and meteorological conditions within a given region. [4]

 The Role of Meteorology for Seasonal Variation in Air Pollution Level in Eleme, Rivers State, Nigeria

Meteorological variables play important roles in the dispersion and dilution of air pollutants in an area. This study investigates the influence of meteorological parameters on seasonal variations of air pollutants in a semi industrial area. A ten year set of air quality and meteorological data were collected and used in the study. Data analysis was done using MatLab and SPSS software. The study showed that the degree of air pollution in the area varies according to two prevailing wind directions that dominated the area. [5]

Reference

[1] Seaton, A., Godden, D., MacNee, W. and Donaldson, K., 1995. Particulate air pollution and acute health effects. The lancet345(8943), pp.176-178.

[2] Brunekreef, B. and Holgate, S.T., 2002. Air pollution and health. The lancet360(9341), pp.1233-1242.

[3]  Kampa, M. and Castanas, E., 2008. Human health effects of air pollution. Environmental pollution151(2), pp.362-367.

[4]  Gocheva-Ilieva, S.G., Ivanov, A.V. and Iliev, I.P., 2016. Modeling of air pollutants and ozone concentration by using multivariate analysis: Case study of Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, pp.1-8.

[5]  Yorkor, B., Leton, T.G. and Ugbebor, J.N., 2017. The role of meteorology for seasonal variation in air pollution level in Eleme, Rivers State, Nigeria. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, pp.1-17.

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