The potential health risks caused by decades of heavy metal pollution in Resita city, Caras-Severin county, Romania

There is growing concern about the effects of environmental contaminants on human health. In heavily industrialized area an increasing number of nose, throat and ears diseases caused especially by particulate matter were found. Respiratory system is the main gate of entry to the air pollutants in th...

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Main Authors: Turuga Livia
Albulescu Mariana
Chiriac Adrian
Uruioc Stela
Corporate Author: International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems (17.) (2011) (Szeged)
Format: Book part
Published: SZAB Szeged 2012
Series:Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems 17
Kulcsszavak:Környezetszennyezés, Környezetkémia
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Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/76468
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Summary:There is growing concern about the effects of environmental contaminants on human health. In heavily industrialized area an increasing number of nose, throat and ears diseases caused especially by particulate matter were found. Respiratory system is the main gate of entry to the air pollutants in the body and the children are especially affected. In Re§ita town, Cara§- Severin County, Romania, the level of particulate matter carrying heavy metals and many substances is often exceeded. The potential health risk caused by decades of pollution in this town was investigated. Most affected are children aged 7-11 years with relatively high frequencies of pharyngitis, latyngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis and pneumonia. Almost 50% of medical investigated children had respiratory diseases. Effect on children’s health of each sterile dump in part, as source of pollution, is not obvious but can be assumed a cumulative effect.
Physical Description:379-383
ISBN:978-963-315-066-5