Volume 14, Issue 10 (1-2016)                   JRUMS 2016, 14(10): 853-864 | Back to browse issues page

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Geravandi S, Goudarzi G, Salmanzadeh S, Beyt Mashal S, Mohammadi M, Naiemabadi A. Determination of Cardiovascular Deaths and Hospital Admissions Due to Respiratory Disease for Particulate Matter Less than 10 Microns Exposure in Ahvaz City during 2010-2012. JRUMS. 2016; 14 (10) :853-864
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Background and Objective: High density of industries and phenomena of dust make Ahvaz as one of the most polluted cities in Iran. The aim of current study was determination of cardiovascular death and hospital admissions respiratory disease of particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM10) on human health in Ahvaz, during 2010-2012.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in Ahvaz, during 2010-2012. Pollutant concentrations of PM10 were measured by using GRIMM. Evaluation the effects attributed to PM10 on health was used by statistical analysis and the World Health Organization model (Air Q model).

Results: The findings showed that, the total cumulative number of cardiovascular death which can be attributed to exposure with PM10 during 2010-2012 were 714, 898 and 1055 persons, respectively. Also, based on results cumulative number of Hospital Admissions Respiratory Disease which can be attributed to exposure with PM10 during 2010-2012 were equal 2028, 2277 and 2675 persons.

Conclusion: The high number of cardiovascular deaths and hospital admissions respiratory disease can be result of dust phenomenon, higher average and continued days with high PM10 concentration in Ahvaz.

Key words: Cardiovascular death, Hospital admissions, PM10

Funding: This research was personally funded.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences approved the study.

How to cite this article: Geravandi S, Goudarzi G, Salmanzadeh Sh, Beyt Mashal SH, Mohammadi MJ, Naiemabadi A. Determination of Cardiovascular Death and Hospital Admissions Respiratory Disease for PM10 exposure in Ahvaz city during 2010-2012. J RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2016 14(10): 853-64. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2015/05/4 | Accepted: 2015/10/20 | Published: 2016/01/9

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