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kermani M, dowlati M, JONIDI JAFARI A, REZAEI R. Study the number of cases cardiovascular mortality Attributed to CO in Tehran in during a five-year . rsj. 2016; 2 (3) :38-47
URL: http://rsj.iums.ac.ir/article-1-54-en.html

MSC Research Center for Environmental Health Technology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Background & Objectives:  Air pollution in is one of the main difficulties in Megacities that have harmful effects on humans and the environment and cause various diseases including cardiovascular disease. So, present study with aim of Study the number of cases cardiovascular mortality Attributed to CO in Tehran in during a five-years were performed.

      Methods: This Study was a descriptive–analytic. At first, hourly data of pollutants were taken from the environmental protection agency Tehran and Air Quality Control Company and validated according to the WHO guidelines. Required statistical parameters calculated for health effect quantifying and finally processed data converted to input and requirements AirQ model data and health effects quantifying were performed using this model. Finally, results on deaths due to cardiovascular disease were presented in tables and graphs format.

     Results: Results showed annual average concentration of CO in Tehran in 2005-2010 are 5, 4, 4, 3 and 4 mg/m3 respectively. In addition, the number of cardiovascular mortality in 2005-2010 is 82, 73, 67, 58 and 57 respectively

     Conclusion: According to the results, CO as well as other pollutants can adversely affect human health. Due to high levels of air pollution and its related health consequences, particularly cardiovascular disease, should take appropriate measures to reduce air pollution.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/11/5 | Accepted: 2016/12/18 | Published: 2016/12/19

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