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Author Pawlas, Krystyna ♦ Krzeszowiak, Jakub ♦ Stefanow, Damian
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Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2016-10-27
Copyright Year ©2016
Language English ♦ Polish
Subject Domain (in LCC) TD1-1066 ♦ R
Subject Keyword Particulate matter ♦ Environmental technology ♦ Sanitary engineering ♦ Medicine ♦ Air pollution ♦ Technology ♦ Nitric oxides ♦ Human health
Abstract Introduction and objective: This paper is concerned with the harmful impact of nitric oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) on humans. The objective was to determine which source of emission is the most urgent in terms of its reduction.Abbreviated description of the state of knowledge: In published epidemiological studies multiple notifications indicating the harmful impact of particulate matter on human health can be found. The harmful impact is underscored by the increase in the number of hospitalisations owing to diseases of respiratory and cardio-vascular systems, as well as by the rise in general fatality rate. The analysis of the PM impact on the human body is prompted by the fact that its detrimental effects are not clearly defined. Additionally, nitric oxides contribute to the increased number of exacerbations of respiratory disease and are a factor increasing susceptibility to development of local inflammation. Conclusions: The following study is meant to show that the air pollution which derives from vehicles (NOx and PM) has a significant impact on human health. This applies particularly to residents of cities and big towns. This issue has gained special importance in Poland. According to the data from the Central Statistical Office, the increasing number of vehicles in use and their age lead to increased emission of the pollutants considered.
ISSN 20846312
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-10-01
e-ISSN 15057054
Journal Medycyna Środowiskowa
Volume Number 19
Issue Number 3
Page Count 9
Starting Page 7
Ending Page 15


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