Central European Journal of Public Health

Provides articles on all aspects of public health.

Articles from Vol. 24, December

Air Pollution and Potential Health Risk in Ostrava Region - a Review
INTRODUCTIONThe city of Ostrava is located in the Czech Republic on the border of historical regions Moravia and Silesia in the south-western part of the Upper Silesian metropolitan area (shared today with Poland), with population of about 5.3 million...
A Summary of Environmental Health Studies in the City of Ostrava and the Surrounding Region in the Czech Republic
INTRODUCTIONOstrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic, located in the north-east of the Czech Republic. Together with the neighbouring city of Karviná it forms the Ostrava-Karviná region. Since the early nineteenth century it has been known...
Bioaerosols in the Suburbs of Ostrava during a One Year Period
INTRODUCTIONAerosol particles are of key importance for air pollution. On average, 24% of atmospheric aerosols are particles of biological origin referred to as bioaerosols (1,2). These are various microorganisms (viruses, bacteria and fungi) as well...
Editorial
This special issue of the CEJPH focuses on air pollution and its public health effects. Despite the fact that the body of knowledge of possible health effects of air pollutants is growing over the last two decades, mainly as a result of multiple epidemiological...
Environmental and Socioeconomic Health Inequalities: A Review and an Example of the Industrial Ostrava Region
INTRODUCTIONAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO) clean air is considered to be a basic requirement of human health and well-being. However, air pollution continues to pose a significant threat to health worldwide. According to the WHO assessment...
Fine and Ultrafine Aerosol in Ostrava Ambient Air
INTRODUCTIONThis article presents some novel viewpoints concerning studies of the emergence and nature of unregulated airborne UFPs. If we want to better understand the health effects associated with the inhalation of ultra-fine dust particles, the "traditional"...
Impact of Air Pollution to Genome of Newborns
INTRODUCTIONThe effect of in utero environmental exposures on early-life health is growing area of research with major public health implications. Prenatal exposure to certain environmental chemicals, tobacco smoke, and air pollution during critical...
PM^sub 10^ AIR POLLUTION AND ACUTE HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR AND RESPIRATORY CAUSES IN OSTRAVA
INTRODUCTIONEpidemiological and toxicological studies from around the world demonstrated the adverse effect of suspended particulate matters (PM) on human health. The World Elealth Organization (WHO) has responded to this fact by an elaboration of the...
Transboundary Air-Pollution Transport in the Czech-Polish Border Region between the Cities of Ostrava and Katowice
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)INTRODUCTIONFrom a long-term perspective, the most serious problem of transboundary transport in the Moravian-Silesian region is the level of air pollution by particles of anthropogenic origin. The origin of these...
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