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Comparison of the health condition of the population living in the Moravian-Silesian and South Bohemian regions
Project IdSGS21/LF/2022
Main solverMgr. Petra Riedlová, Ph.D.
Period1/2022 - 12/2022
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationLong-term stay in polluted air is associated with an increased risk of various diseases. Among the best known that have or may be associated with air pollution, for which a number of studies are already available, are, for example, cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases (e.g. Bunekfreef et al. 2002, Chen et al. 2004, Sun et al. al. 2008, Rajagopalan 2018, Phosri 2019. Manisalidis 2020). However, air pollution can also be associated with anxiety, depression, obesity, diabetes, severe kidney disease, or migraine (Vert 2017, Brook 2018, Ruopeng 2018, Clark 2018). However, there are relatively few of these studies and not always clear results. The effects of air pollution on health have been the subject of intensive research in recent years. One of the interesting and not fully explored connections with the air pollution is the already mentioned migraines. These are episodic disorders characterized by severe headache. There are more than 1 billion migraineurs worldwide. In the Czech Republic, 1 million people suffer from migraines (Deborah 2009, Shengyuan et al. 2011, Chang et al. 2015, Szyszkowicz et al. 2016, Elser 2021). Thanks to a questionnaire survey in the HAIE (Healthy Aging in Industrial Environment) study, which deals with air pollution in two groups of people living in the industrially polluted environment of the Moravian-Silesian Region (MSK) and in the "clean" environment of the South Bohemian Region (JČK) selected diseases (migraines, anxiety, depression) and compared the health status of these population groups.