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ISSN 2077-7477 (Print)
ISSN 2077-7485 (Online)

A journal "Dovkillia ta zdorovia" (Environment & Health) publishes the articles on the problems in the field of medical ecology, hygiene, health protection and ecological safety.

Founder of the Journal:
State Institution "O.M. Marzeiev Institute for Hygiene and Medical Ecology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine"

Frequency of publication:
quarterly

Environment & HealthISSN: 2077-7477 eISSN: 2077-7485
No: 1 (85)   -   March, 2018   -   Pages: 47-51
Modern approaches to the assessment of the health effects of odors caused by air pollutants
Slautenko Ye.H.1, Morhulova V.V.1
1 State Institution "O.M. Marz³eiev Institute for Public Health of the NAMSU"

SUMMĄRY:
State of the problem. Some questions of odor perception and its influence on human health, odor classification and hygienic role, modern methods of their study and evaluation of the effect on human health are discussed. A new approach to the study of odor pollution of ambient air is described.
Objective. Analysis of methods for assessing the chemical pollution of ambient air with odor-forming constituents and the spread of odors based on our own research and literature data.
Materials and methods: analytical, bibliosemantic methods, modeling of pollutants dispersion in the ambient air.
Results. Based on the principle of mathematical modeling we proposed for use in practice the method of determining the distribution of the chemical substances with pronounced odor-forming properties, which are present in the emissions of pig-breeding complexes and potentially affecting the health of the population, living in the zone of the nearest residential development. This method can be used to specify the size of the SPZ of modern pig-breeding complexes and evaluation of the distribution of the above substances in the ambient air. In the calculations, a safety index for human health was also introduced in the form of an odor-forming factor, equal to the classification of point C 0.18-1. The results, calculated in the geoinformation system allowed to specify the size of sanitary protection zones.
Conclusions. A new approach to the assessment of the spread of chemicals with pronounced odor properties has been developed, as well as an assessment of the effect of odors on human health.

KEYWORDS:
odors, ambient air, chemical substances, mathematical modeling
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