Letters to the Editor

Health effects of air pollution in the aftermath of earthquake

Abstract

Natural disasters are always among the main problems and challenges facing societies. Earthquakes had many adverse effects on human life, causing mortality, morbidity, and economical, psychological, and environmental damages. Tehran is one of the most vulnerable regions for disasters, especially earthquake due. In recent decades, ambient air pollution represents one of the most environmental risks to health in Tehran. One of the main factors increasing the concentration of air pollutants is vehicles. After the earthquake, people left their homes and stayed into their cars until morning. Therefore, due to the pollution caused by leaving the cars on, the concentration of pollutants increased and the caused a greater number of deaths attributed to air pollution.

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IssueVol 5 No 3 (2020): Summer 2020 QRcode
SectionLetters to the Editor
Published2020-09-29
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/japh.v5i3.5393
Keywords
Disaster; Air pollution; Earthquake; Health

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Dowlati M, Moslehi S, Seyedin H, Sakhaei FS. Health effects of air pollution in the aftermath of earthquake. japh. 5(3):201-202.