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dc.contributor.advisorBarratt, Graham James
dc.contributor.authorKistnasamy, Emilie Joy
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-23T10:21:25Z
dc.date.available2007-10-23T10:21:25Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.otherDIT112548
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10321/122
dc.descriptionDissertation submitted in compliance with the requirements for the Masters Degree in Technology: Environmental Health, Durban Institute of Technology, 2005.en
dc.description.abstractSouth Durban is in the province of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa and is home to two international petro-chemical refineries, a paper mill, sewage works, an international airport, a chemical tank farm with approximately 970 tanks, a number of landfill sites, an airport, various processing and manufacturing industries which are all in close proximity to residential and recreational areas. This area is known as the South Durban Industrial Basin (SDIB). Serious concerns have arisen about the potential health impacts that could arise from ambient air pollution from these industries. Learners and staff at the Settlers Primary School situated in Merebank, a suburb in the SDIB, perceived themselves to be at risk for air pollutant related health effects owing to the schools’ geographic location. The aims of this study was a) to determine the prevalence of asthma among learners from Grades 3 and 6 and staff at Settlers Primary School and b) To investigate whether outdoor air pollutant concentrations of sulphur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), ozone (O3), total reduced sulphur (TRS), carbon monoxide (CO) and respirable particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM10) were associated with increased signs and symptoms of asthma in the study population.en
dc.format.extent225 p
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectEnvironmentally Induced Diseasesen
dc.subjectEnvironmental health--Dissertations, Academicen
dc.subjectPollution--Health aspectsen
dc.subjectPollution--Environmental aspectsen
dc.subjectAsthmaen
dc.titleThe relationship between asthma and outdoor air pollutant concentrations of sulphur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), ozone (O3) total reduced sulphates (TRS), carbon monoxide (CO) and respirable particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM10) in learners and teachers at Settlers Primary School in Merebank, south Durbanen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.levelMen_US
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