Karzan Omar - Chemical Analysis of Rainwater and Study Effect of Vehicle Emissions on Human Health in Kurdistan Region

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      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).

      Abstract:

        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