13 October 2010, Wednesday, 11:26

Ufa is the territory of risk

author: Svetlana Gafurova

Ufa is found in the group of the risk territories by the results of the ecological monitoring-2009. For example, the 5-time excess of the maximally allowable concentrations on ethylbenzene in Ufa atmosphere was registered in 2009. Ordjonikidzevsky district of Ufa is considered the dirtiest, the deputy chief sanitary doctor RB Nina Kondrova reported at the ecological forum, held in Ufa.

She has also reported the sickness rate of population depends on atmospheric pollution by 80% and more than 400 names of various chemical substances, polluting the atmosphere, is registered in the air of the capital RB. This is the result of the industrial enterprises’ emissions and of the activity of the local motor-car transport.

The number of cars in the Republic grows by 5-7% every year and 60% of atmospheric pollution falls on the motor-car transport.

The atmospheric pollution influences on the growth of the number of oncological diseases. For the last 12 years the number of people in Ufa, suffering from oncology, increased 12 times.