Publication Details (including relevant citation information):
Meena B. I, Omar K. A. Chemical Analysis of Rainwater and Study Effect of Vehicle Emissions on Human Health in Kurdistan Region. Orient J Chem 2015;31(2).
The pollution of air in the Kurdistan Region increases year by year due to industrialization, oil refining and vehicle emissions from burning fossil fuels as a source of energy which excretes nitrogen, sulphur and carbon into the atmosphere. The uncompleted combustion of them causes to increase the concentration of harmful oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulphur and oxides of carbon. This study, carried out with uses of questionnaires and laboratory experiments. They were conducted on rainwater collected during first raining in October of 2014 and 2015 from each city to determine the level of acidity, pH, conductivity and dissolved substances of NO3-, SO42- and CO2 in them. The effect of those gases on the people’s health in the Kurdistan Region from the questionnaires was observed in the average of 7%, 13%, 6%, 9%, and 6% suffering from asthmatic attacks, sleeplessness, heavy eye, headache and cough respectively.
Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.13005/ojc/310210