Evaluation of Air Quality in Terms of Health on a Regional Basis in Istanbul

Akbayır I., Yavuz V., Deniz A.

IJESC, vol.6, no.11, pp.3308-3311, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: IJESC
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.3308-3311
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Air quality is one of the most important problems that affecting human health especially in metropolitan cities because of rapid population growth, using of poor quality fuel, increased industrialization, etc. The increase in pollutant concentrations in Istanbul particularly starting from the last quarter of the 20th century, leads to decrease in air quality and cause pollution reaching above the standards. In this study, some pollutants assessments were made which were obtained from three air quality measurement stations in Istanbul. In addition, comparisons on a regional basis with the topography, the weather conditions, population, industrialization, traffic and their impacts on pollutants emissions have been demonstrated in a detailed manner. According to the analysis results obtained in the investigation for a three-year period, SO2, PM10, NO2 and CO pollutants which have a huge impact on the limit values for human health, Aksaray has been found where the highest concentration values of these pollutants.