Geographia Polonica (1995) vol. 64

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Environmental pollution and the health status of the population in Warsaw

Zdzisław Biernacki

Geographia Polonica (1995) vol. 64, pp. 37-48

Abstract

The paper presents an attempt at defining the factors which cause a high decth rate in Warsaw as a result of civilizational diseases. It has been stated that the reason for this in the city area as a whole may be environmental pollution, namely air, drinking water and field crop pollution. In the city centre of Warsaw the higher death rate for civilizational diseases may be caused by too high concentration of transport-generated air pollution.

Keywords: Mortality, health status, environmental pollution

Zdzisław Biernacki, City Institute, ul . Mokotowska 57, 00-542 Warszawa, Poland