|Editorial  board | About the Journal   | Instructions for Authors | Peer Review Policy | Clinical and Experimental Work Code |   Contact  |  

Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 46, No 4, December, 2007
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478





Aleksandra Stanković
Institut za zaštitu zdravlja
Bulevar dr Zorana Đinđića 50, 18000 Niš
Srbija i Crna Gora
Tel.: 018/352-141



tHe inflUenCe of tHe living plaCe on tHe exposUre
to tHe indoor air pollUtion

Aleksandra Stanković, Dragana Nikić i Maja Nikolić


Institut za zaštitu zdravlja u Nišu


There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home. The exposure to pollutants of the indoor air pollution provokes very serious health problems. Pregnant women belong to sensitive groups of population, and exposure to the indoor air pollution influence the mother’s health and intrauterine growth.
In this respect, the aim of this research is to assess the exposure of pragnant women to the indoor air pollution, who live in different zones of the town, and also to determine a possible difference in that exposure. A standard questionnaire prepared by WHO was used in the study. The questionnaire included questiones on the place of living and its characteristics. 327 pregnant women over 25 years af age living in different zones of the town took part in the investigation. One group (174) lives in the center of Niš, and the other one (153) lives in the suburb.
On the basis of the results obtained, we concluded that the examinees living in the immediate surrounding of Nis were statistically significantly more exposed to the factors of the indoor air pollution. Our investigation showed that the place of living influences decreased or increased exposure to the majority of the indoor air pollution factors. Acta Medica Medianae 2005; 44 (33): 9 – 14.

Key words: indoor air pollution, pregnancy, exposure