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Industrial Ukraine: Impact of pollution on inhabitants and the environment in five industrial cities

11. 12. 2018,

The study is focused on the presentation and discussion of data related to heavy metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and organochlorine pesticides in five hot-spot areas in Ukrainian cities: Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Mariupol, and Zaporizhia. A series of inorganic samples (sediments and sands from child playgrounds) was taken from the selected areas for chemical analysis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of pollution on the local population and on the environment.

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Clean Air for Ukraine

This project is led by a non-governmental organization Arnika (Czech Republic) in cooperation with local civic initiatives in industrial towns of Ukraine with financial support from the Transition Promotion Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the National Endowment for Democracy (USA). You can find more information about our activities and possibilities of involvement or share your thoughts with us by sending a message to


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