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Hospitalizations of children are associated with the effects of fires in Manaus

In the rainy season showed the highest average monthly rates of hospitalization for respiratory diseases in children

 
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Influence of fires on respiratory diseases in Manaus was the subject of research.
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Influence of fires on respiratory diseases in Manaus was the subject of research.

Hospital admissions of children younger than nine years for respiratory diseases in Manaus (AM), may be associated to weather conditions (climate) and moisture, than the exposure of aerosols emitted in outbreaks of fires in the region.

The conclusion is part of a study conducted in the capital of Amazonas found that the relationship between waste (particulate matter) generated from burning and respiratory diseases occurred in Manaus. The scientific study was conducted by researcher Valdir Soares de Andrade Filho, through the Graduate Program in Climate and Environment (Cliamb), the National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA).

According to the researcher, in the rainy season showed the highest average monthly rates of hospitalization for respiratory diseases in children.

The study aimed to investigate the association between exposure to fine particulate matter (pollutants of anthropogenic origin, ie caused by man) issued in biomass burning and hospital admissions in children under nine years of age from respiratory diseases in the Amazon capital .

According Valdir, the Amazon region has suffered in recent decades changes in the pattern of land use through the intense process of human operation. "These changes in land use are responsible for significant emissions of aerosol particles to the atmosphere through the burning, have a number of direct and indirect effects on climate and functioning of the Amazonian ecosystem and the health of populations," he said.

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"We argue the hypothesis that environmental characteristics inherent to the rainy season for the Manaus region play an important role in the construction of the set of factors that may explain the higher rates of hospitalization for respiratory diseases of children in the most humid region" he said.

Another aspect pointed out by researcher initiatives are focused on the issue in the state. "It is necessary to conduct larger studies, involving professionals from different areas, he said. According to him, this knowledge is important for setting public health policies for the prevention, urban and environmental planning of any municipality, besides reinforcing the need for policy of continuous monitoring of air quality. This will benefit the quality of life and foundation of scientific knowledge, "said the researcher.

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