Volume 26, Issue 12 (Monthly_March 2016)                   Stud Med Sci 2016, 26(12): 1054-1062 | Back to browse issues page

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Khorsandi H, Karimzade S, Aghaei M, Kargar H, Mousavi Moghanjooghi S. ESTIMATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF HEALTH EFFECTS ATTRIBUTED TO NO2 POLLUTANT IN THE AIR OF URMIA, IRAN. Stud Med Sci. 2016; 26 (12) :1054-1062
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-3288-en.html
Master in Environmental Health Engineering , Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Faculty of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , Aghaei.mina11@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: Nitrogen dioxide can cause changes in the tissues of kidney, liver, and heart and also may weaken the immune system against infectious diseases. Thus, the present study was conducted with the aim of quantifying and estimating health effects attributed to NO2 pollutant in Urmia city in 2013.

Materials & Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, after validating the hourly concentration of NO2 according to the standards of WHO along with required primary and secondary processing, the health effects and related mortality rates were estimated by the standard software of AirQ2.2.3 based on the pollutant concentration and the exposure of people.

Results: The results of this study indicated that the average annual concentration of NO2 in Urmia city was approximately 2.2 times greater than national standards and WHO guidelines. The total mortality, the cumulative number of mortality due to CVD, and the cumulative number of HA-COPD were estimated to be 89, 50, and 14 cases in 2013, respectively.

Conclusion; With regard to the health effects attributed to nitrogen dioxide pollutants in the air of Urmia city, the management of air pollution control and traffic engineering is absolutely necessary for this metropolis.

SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2016: 26(12): 1062 ISSN: 1027-3727

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