Relationship between Air Pollution Index (API) and Crowd Health in Nanchang City

Author(s): Xiaozhen Liu, Yue Liang, Daowen Yuan

ABSTRACT
Objective: To explore the effect of Air Pollution Index (API) on people’s health. Methods: The data on air pollution index (API), NO2, SO2 and PM10 were based on the everyday monitoring information from environmental monitoring station of Nanchang City. The everyday outpatient service diseases information of 2005 related to air pollution from some First Level Hospitals in Nanchang city was collected, and was summarized and analyzed by statistics software of Excel 2003 and SPSS11.5. Results: The average concentrations of NO2, SO2 and PM10 in the air of Nanchang city from 2006-2009 were 19.70 ± 8.56 μg/m3, 44.60 ± 10.45 μg/m3, 62.30 ± 19.76 μg/m3 respectively. Tight relationship was detected between NO2, SO2 and PM10. Air pollution index (API) can better reflect the air pollution status of Nanchang city. There were positive correlations between API and number of outpatient service diseases, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, ophthalmology disease and ear-nose-throat (ENT) disease in Nanchang city. Conclusion API was related to the number of outpatient service relative diseases.

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Journal: Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection


DOI: 10.4236/gep.2016.44005 (PDF)
Paper Id: 65422 (metadata)

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