[Influence of ecological factors on the frequency of respiratory diseases in children in the zone of oil catastrophe].
Georgian Med News. 2006 Nov(140):67-9. PMID: 17179593
In the village Ninotsminda, district of Sagarejo, the important environmental contamination was provoked by the explosion of oil bore-hole. Intoxication of the children' s respiratory system with the oil-associated gases was studied. 420 children, residing at the contaminated district of Ninotsminda and 50 children, residing at the nearby ecologically clear village Badiauri (in the distance of 6 km) were investigated. The observations were done quarterly and included clinical-laboratory investigations. As a result of the study it was shown that the frequency of different diseases was increased sharply among the children from the in catastrophe zone in comparison with the control zone, diseases of upper respiratory system dominated in the nozological structures of diseases.