Air Pollution Effects on Mortality

Moghani, Vahid | 2017

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  1. Type of Document: M.Sc. Thesis
  2. Language: Farsi
  3. Document No: 49789 (44)
  4. University: Sharif University of Technology
  5. Department: Management and Economics
  6. Advisor(s): Rahmati, Mohammad Hossein; Vesal, Mohammad
  7. Abstract:
  8. In this paper evaluate the short-term effects of air pollution on the mortality rate caused by cardiovascular problems, respiratory problems, digestive problems and tumors and cancers. This is done by using daily mortality data of Tehran, Tabriz, Mashad, Shiraz, Ahwaz and Isfahan during the years 1390 to 1394, we also use daily measurements of pollutant levels including Carbon-monooxcide, Sulfure-dioxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, Ozone and Particulate matters in the same period. The effects are estimad by looking at the relation of daily mortality in each city along with its pollution level. By controling for the weather conditions and city and month fixed effects, we find significant positive effect of last-two-week average of Carbon-monoxide on mortality of each day caused by mentioned reasons
  9. Keywords:
  10. Air Pollution ; Respiratory System ; Cardiovascular System ; Tumors ; Cancer ; Mortality ; Digestive Diseases

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