Environmental Impacts of Air Pollution on Human Health in Annaba Region (Northeast of Algeria)

Benselhoub A., Kanlı A. İ.

in: Toxic Chemical and Biological Agents Detection, Diagnosis and Health Concerns, Sindona G.,Banoub J.H.,Di Gioia M.L., Editor, Springer, London/Berlin , Dordrecht, pp.209-216, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: Springer, London/Berlin 
  • City: Dordrecht
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-216
  • Editors: Sindona G.,Banoub J.H.,Di Gioia M.L., Editor


Nowadays, the protection of environment and in particular the preservation of human health is one of the major concerns of policymakers over the world. Annaba region offers the most favorable conditions for economic development, through multiple possibilities, landscape diversity, basic infrastructure and an industrial potential. Facing the severity of environmental problems in Annaba due to the dense industrial activities, an environmental health survey was conducted in order to highlight the specific morbidity of air pollution in the region. The obtained results show that 30% of consultations and are for respiratory diseases, 40% of infant mortality (children under 1 year) is caused by respiratory diseases and 600000 asthmatics suffer permanently. A sustainable control, periodic monitoring and the establishment of a database connecting with air pollution, can play a key role to effective assessment and reducing the negative impacts of air pollution in the study area.