:: Volume 7, Issue 2 (Spring 2018 2018) ::
Arch Hyg Sci 2018, 7(2): 134-138 Back to browse issues page
Effects of dust phenomenon and impacts with emphasis on dust problems and present solutions in Khuzestan (Iran)
Sahar Geravandi , Ahmad Reza Yari , Morteza Jafari , Gholamreza Goudarzi , Mehdi Vosoughi , Maryam Dastoorpoor , Majid Farhadi , Mohammad Javad Mohammadi
Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health and Environmental Technologies Research Center (ETRC), Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
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Background & Aims of the Study: According to statistics reported by the international organization, 500,000 people annually due to airborne particulate matter exposure of the air are dying prematurely. Studies show the dust storm is responsible for the 7.1 % increase of fatality. Control of particulate matter is one of the most important methods of direct and indirect effects of particles reduction. The aim of the study was the analysis of the relationship between exposure to particulate matter of plants, environment and human, which is a kind of crisis.
Methods: This research is conducted the overview of studies, examining the relationship of dust phenomenon impacts with emphasis on dust problems and present solutions in Khuzestan, Iran.
Conclusion: The evidence was considered inconclusive the environmental impact such as reducing vision loss caused by visible light availability, efficacy on the level of solar radiation and waste material. Short-term effects of dust, including more sensitive eyes, nose and throat, respiratory tract infections, headache, nausea and allergic reactions, this phenomenon can be long-term chronic respiratory and cardiovascular disease, lung cancer incidence and mortality.
Proposed solution: Measures taken to decrease the impact of dust particles: avoid the outdoor activities, created ventilation system, increasing fluid intake to excretion of heavy metals associated with suspended particles such as mercury and lead, using a mask creation and design of clean room and sprayed mulch .
Keywords: Dust Phenomenon, Particulate Matter, Crisis, Khuzestan, Iran
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2016/04/29 | Accepted: 2018/06/7 | Published: 2018/06/7

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