Air Pollution and Human Health Impacts
Tawfiq Almsatar, Abdurhman Mekherm, Hammed Babia
Abstract: Air pollution can be defined as a condition in which the concentrations of substances in the atmosphere are high enough to cause measurable effect on man, animals, vegetation or materials. A “substance” , refer to particulate matteer which is any natural or anthropological airborne chemical element or compound that can exist in the atmosphere as gases, liquid drops or solid particles . Particulate matter(PM) is a not a single pollutant, but a complex mixture of many types of pollutants, its extremely made up of acids, organic chemicals, metals, and soil or dust particles , with different physical, chemical and biological characteristics, which determine both its behavior, as well as its environmental and health effects .Air pollution is a pervasive public health issue with major cardiovascular and health economic consequences, and it should remain a key target for global health policy. The effect of air pollution on other cardiovascular conditions, been less well described . The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that ambient air pollution was responsible for 3.7 million deaths in 2012, representing 6.7% of total deaths worldwide, and was the cause of 16% of lung cancer deaths, 11% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-related death, 29% of heart disease and stroke, and approximately 13% of deaths due to respiratory infection. This paper will review the different types of human disease, as aresult of air pollution impacts.
Keywords: Indoor/out door air pollution, Particulate matter (PM), Health.
Pages: 70 – 75 | Full PDF Paper