Children Exposed to Contaminated Environment


  • Gezim Bara


Environmental pollution is a global problem today, even more for Albania. The environment is the set of interactions of biotic and abiotic components that stimulate and feed the life on earth, including biophysical environment, natural air, land and water. The environment is an interaction of natural and social factors. These factors directly affect human life. Any action on the environment can damage the environment and human health, too. Albania currently represents the highest level of pollution. Especially in urban areas, where we have contamination of air, water and soil. Factors that have caused pollution are numerous. But we particularly enumerate: Exploitation of natural resources. Recent major demographic movements. Inappropriate damaging of buildings and green parts. The spread of toxic substances in soil, water and air. Developing industry without criteria and as well as gas production of pollutants from car engines. Children are more susceptible to this pollution and affected when accompanied by the emergence of these diseases: Respiratory diseases such as asthma, allergies.Disorders of the nervous system. Childhood tumors. Endocrine disorders. From research studies it results that higher mortality have children aged 0-1 years and 1-4 years, this has appeared in these last 10 years. More affected are by respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrodestrinale system. Children are exposed to toxins from water, air, food because they drink more water, consume more food and get more air. For example: An adult absorbs 10% of the dust in foods, while the child absorbs 40% of it. At ages 0-14 the largest number of deaths are caused by respiratory system, about 25% of overall deaths in the last 10 years.

Keywords: Exposure, Toxic, Asthma, Allergy, Demographic, Respiratory, Geophysics, Geoparasites, Perinatal.




How to Cite

Bara, G. (2015). Children Exposed to Contaminated Environment. ANGLISTICUM. Journal of the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies, 3(6), 80–83. Retrieved from



Volume 3, No.6, June, 2014