THE EFFECT OF AIR POLLUTION ON MAN, PARTICULARLY IN SMOG

DIE WIRKUNG VON LUFTVERUNREINIGUNG AUF DEN MENSCHEN, BESONDERS BEI SMOG-SITUATIONEN

All changes in the composition, properties and functioning of objects (acceptors) have to be considered as effects of immission. The thus defined effect cannot be equated with the damaging effect. This represents a disturbance to health and is defined as a functional and/or morphological change in the organism which significantly exceeds the natural variation. The effects may become apparent as changes in physiological processes, including development, and in behaviour, changes in morbidity caused by respiratory diseases, heart/circulation diseases and tumours, and in changes in mortality. The effects, which are caused by marked increases in the concentration of polluting materials, i.e. During so-called smog situations, present the following picture with respect to the effect of smog on human health: sudden increase in mortality, even on the first day, decrease directly at the end of the smog period, and age classes affected differently. The clinical picture is not typical with respect to air pollution. Nearly all the additional fatalities come about because of pre-existing respiratory, heart and circulation difficulties, particularly in the case of bronchitis and disturbances of the blood circulation between heart and muscles. They are therefore the results of an unspecified effect of air pollution on those who are already seriously ill. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH und Co KG

    Juliusstrasse 2, Postfach 19
    6200 Wiesbaden 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Dolgner, R
  • Publication Date: 1979

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 480-486
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM