Global Public Health



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Environmental Public Health | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion

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In the Middle-Eastern country of Turkey, they have the public health issue of asthma which is directly related to the amount and type of air pollution. Asthma is a health condition that can be found all over the world and it can happen to anyone. Although it is not readily noticed, the number of cases of asthma change along with the amount of air pollution, specifically SO2 and PM10 levels. SO2 is a gas that be toxic when abundant and it occurs when coal that has sulfur is burned. PM10, or particulate matter, is the amount of suspended particles in the air. The levels of these two pollutants were measured in certain areas and their trend was compared to the trend of new cases of asthma found.