Semnan University of Medical Sciences

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Khaniabadi, Yusef Omidi and Polosa, Riccardo and Chuturkova, Rozalina Zlateva and Daryanoosh, Mohammad and Goudarzi, Gholamreza and Borgini, Alessandro and Tittarelli, Andrea and Basiri, Hassan and Armin, Houshang and Nourmoradi, Heshmatollah and Babaei, Ali Akbar and Naserian, Parisa (2017) Human health risk assessment due to ambient PM 10 and SO 2 by an air quality modeling technique. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 111. pp. 346-354. ISSN 09575820

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Exposure to air pollutants may be an important environmental risk factor for human health. The main objective of this study was to assess the health impacts of exposure to particulate matter of aerodynamic diameter ≤10 μg (PM10) and to sulfur dioxide (SO2) using the AirQ2.2.3 software developed by the WHO European Center for Environment and Health. Daily concentrations of PM10 and SO2 were used to assess the health effects. With regard to the mortality, the results showed that 3.9% (95% CI: 3.3–4.5%) of total, 4.2% (95% CI: 2.7–9.05%) of cardiovascular, and 6.2% (95% CI: 4.2–16.9%) of respiratory mortality were related to PM10 concentrations above 10 μg/m3, respectively. In addition, 1.7% (95% CI: 1.3–2.06%) of total, 3.4% (95% CI: 0.78–5.0%) of cardiovascular, and 2% (95% CI: 2.5–5.7%) of respiratory death were attributed to SO2 levels higher than 10 μg/m3, respectively. Given these findings, urgent policy decisions are needed to reduce the death caused by air pollution, and better quantification studies are recommended.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2018 14:47
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 12:39

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