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Air quality monitoring in NIS (SERBIA) and health impact assessment

  • Dragana Nikic
  • Dragan Bogdanovic
  • Maja Nikolic
  • Aleksandra Stankovic
  • Nenad Zivkovic
  • Amelija Djordjevic
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Abstract

The aim of this study is to indicate the significance of air quality monitoring and to determine the air quality fields for the assessment of air pollution health effects, with special attention to risk population. Radial basis function network was used for air quality index mapping. Between 1991 and 2005, on the territory of Nis, several epidemiological studies were performed on risk groups (pre-school children, school children, pregnant women and persons older than 65). The total number of subjects was 5837. The exposed group comprised individuals living in the areas with unhealthy AQI, while the control group comprised individuals living in city areas with good or moderate AQI. It was determined that even relatively low levels of air pollution had impact on respiratory system and the occurrence of anaemia, allergy and skin symptoms.

Keywords

Air pollution Modelling Monitoring network Health impact assessment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dragana Nikic
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dragan Bogdanovic
    • 1
  • Maja Nikolic
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aleksandra Stankovic
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nenad Zivkovic
    • 3
  • Amelija Djordjevic
    • 3
  1. 1.Public Health Institute NisNisSerbia
  2. 2.University of Nis Medical SchoolNisSerbia
  3. 3.University of Nis Faculty of Occupational safetyNisSerbia

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