Hygiene and Sanitation №5 2008

Shcherbo A. P., Kiselev A. V., Masyuk V. S., Shabalina I. M.

Hygienic assessment of ambient air pollution in the industrial towns of the Republic of Karelia and that of a risk to the health status of pediatric and adolescent populations

The pollutants entering the ambient air due to the production activity of the basic industrial enterprises situated in the western, central, and southern areas of the Republic of Karelia are analyzed. Associations are shown between the indices characterizing non-carcinogenic risks of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric oxides, and suspension particles and the rates of diseases of a number of systems and organs in children and adolescents in Karelia. Procedures are proposed to improve the performance of monitoring studies of environmental pollutant emissions.