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Document ID (ISN)77006
CIS number 01-1141
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jedrychowski W.
Title Ambient air pollution and respiratory health in the east Baltic region
Bibliographic information 1999, Vol.25, Suppl.3, p.5-16. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract Air pollutants of primary concern to human health in the east Baltic region include particulate matter and sulfur dioxide. Exposure to elevated levels of nitrogen dioxide and ozone is also widespread. Coal-fired power and heavy industrial plants constitute major sources of air pollution. Domestic heating with coal causes high local levels in some areas. The rapid growth of motor vehicle traffic results in increased emissions. Several epidemiologic studies performed in the east Baltic region, mainly in Poland, have documented an association between air pollution exposure and adverse health effects, primarily in the respiratory tract. The associations were mainly seen for particulates or sulfur dioxide, and thus they confirmed the findings from other parts of Europe and the United States.
Descriptors (primary) nitrogen dioxide; ozone; sulfur dioxide; atmospheric pollution; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) Poland; USA; comparative study; coal; gaseous effluents; Europe
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Air pollution
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances
Environmental pollution