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Verifying Traffic Ban Effects on Air Pollution

1Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy

Journal of Atmospheric Pollution. 2015, 3(1), 9-14
doi: 10.12691/jap-3-1-2
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Andrea Trentini. Verifying Traffic Ban Effects on Air Pollution. Journal of Atmospheric Pollution. 2015; 3(1):9-14. doi: 10.12691/jap-3-1-2.

Correspondence to: Andrea  Trentini, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy. Email: andrea.trentini@unimi.it


Air pollution started to become a problem for human beings with the industrial revolution, but nowadays, with the introduction of laws against emissions (e.g., the EuroX normative), the situa- tion is getting better. Moreover, governments must constantly monitor pollution levels to check policies effects. This article describes a method to verify traffic ban effect claims on air pollution using monitored data. In Lombardia (our region), ARPA (the local EPA) maintains pollution monitoring stations from down- town Milano to remote places near the mountains since 1999. Measured data are “somewhat” available through ARPA’s website. “Somewhat” because a CAPTCHA protected download request form must be filled up for every combination of (station, pollutant, time-frame < 1 yr). In 2003 the Lombardia government introduced a vehicle ban to reduce air pollution. Then, more recently (in 2008 and 2012) the Milano City Council introduced a stricter ban. The author implemented an automated (in place since 2004) data collecting “web gatherer” to overcome ARPA’s overcomplicated download procedure and, above all, to verify air pollution reduction claims. Data are published on the author’s website and this paper presents a method to analyse effects on air pollution and to verify policies claims.



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Effect of Ambient Air Pollution on Forced Vital Capacity of Lungs - A Case Study of Jodhpur City

1Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, J.N.V. University Jodhpur, India

2Department of Respiratory Diseases & Tuberculosis, Dr.S.N. Medical College Jodhpur, India

3Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, J.N.V. University Jodhpur, India

Journal of Atmospheric Pollution. 2015, 3(1), 15-17
doi: 10.12691/jap-3-1-3
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Suresh Kumar Singh, Gopal Purohit, Gautam Kumar Lalwani. Effect of Ambient Air Pollution on Forced Vital Capacity of Lungs - A Case Study of Jodhpur City. Journal of Atmospheric Pollution. 2015; 3(1):15-17. doi: 10.12691/jap-3-1-3.

Correspondence to: Suresh  Kumar Singh, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, J.N.V. University Jodhpur, India. Email: sksingh.jnvu@gmail.com


The capacities of lungs depend on the age, height, weight, surroundings, work culture, style of living etc. Most important external parameter which has direct impact on physical and mental well being of urban residents worldwide is presence of air pollutants in the surroundings. Air pollutants get entry in the human body through inhalation and affect respiratory system. They interfere with the natural metabolic and other activities of human body. Due to damage of respiratory system various Pulmonary Function Values are reduced. The objective of present study is to co-relate Spirometric abnormalities with duration of exposure and Air Quality Index and to assess the reduction in lung capacity in terms of reduction of Forced Vital Capacity (FVC). The study is done at various locations of Jodhpur City, India. The study reveals that the ‘Forced Vital Capacity’ of lungs decrease as the Exposure Duration increases as well as the pollutants concentration increases. The estimated multiple regression equation for Reduction in forced vital capacity (i.e. Index for FVC) is developed as . The calculated values of ‘yF’ give direct indication of damage severity without any medical or Pulmonary Function Test. The values yF will be in between 0 to 1. If the value is more, this means the damage intensity is very high.



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Outdoor Radon Concentration in the Township of Ado-Ekiti Nigeria

1Department of Science Technology, Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B 5351, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

2Department of Physics and Electronics, Adekunle Ajasin University, P.M.B 001, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria

Journal of Atmospheric Pollution. 2015, 3(1), 18-21
doi: 10.12691/jap-3-1-4
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
OJO T.J, AJAYI I.R. Outdoor Radon Concentration in the Township of Ado-Ekiti Nigeria. Journal of Atmospheric Pollution. 2015; 3(1):18-21. doi: 10.12691/jap-3-1-4.

Correspondence to: OJO  T.J, Department of Science Technology, Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B 5351, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Email: talk2ojotj@yahoo.com


Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors (CR-39) were used for the measurement of outdoor 222Radon concentration in 30 locations in the township of Ado-Ekiti Nigeria. The annual effective dose of radon and its progenies to the residents was calculated from the results of the measurement. The concentrations of radon varied from 2.22 to 92.50 Bq m-3 with an overall mean of 29.57 Bq m-3. The annual absorbed dose was found to range from 0.09 to 3.81 mSv y-1 with an average of 1.18 mSv y-1. The estimated annual effective dose to lung ranged from 0.22 to 9.14 mSv y-1 with an average of 2.88 mSv y-1. The values measured for Radon concentration were found to fall below the upper limit of the ICRP reference level.



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