Hygiene and Sanitation №5 2008

Zabroda N. N., Artemenko M. V.

Hygienic characteristics of the Kursk magnetic anomaly area and morbidity in the aboriginal population

The megablock of the Kursk magnetic anomaly area in the center of which the Kursk region is located is a large structure occupying the central part of the East-European platform. The Zhelezhnogorsky, Rylsky, and Dmitriyevsky Districts show the highest childhood morbidity. The environmental factor, the geomagnetic field specified by iron-ore deposits that occupy more than 30% of the territory of the Kursk Region, is one of the factors forming the health status of the region.