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Assessment of the aerosols distribution in the Bucharest metropolitan area in relation with health effects
Author(s): M. A. Zoran; M. R. Dida
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MODIS Terra/Aqua time-series satellite images and in- situ monitoring of particle matter PM2.5 and PM10 have been used in an effort to qualitatively assess distribution of aerosols in the greater Bucharest area during 2010-2011 period. It was found that PM2.5 and PM10 aerosols exhibit their highest concentration mostly in the central part mainly due to road traffic as well as in the industrialized parts outside of city’s centre. An epidemiological study examining the relationships between adverse health outcomes and exposure to air pollutants in metropolitan agglomeration of Bucharest used ambient air pollution measurements like as PM10 and PM2.5 levels as a proxy for personal exposure levels. The measurements of environmental concentrations of particulate matter air pollutants have been correlated with health effects on respiratory health status of school children in urban/periurban areas of Bucharest.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8882, ROMOPTO 2012: Tenth Conference on Optics: Micro- to Nanophotonics III, 88820W (10 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2032669
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M. A. Zoran, National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics (Romania)
M. R. Dida, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8882:
ROMOPTO 2012: Tenth Conference on Optics: Micro- to Nanophotonics III
Valentin I. Vlad, Editor(s)

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