Human and environment
Researches of environmental pollution impact on humans are very intensive lately. From the results of many researches of soil, air, plant and animal pollution it was shown than human with their activity affect the environment in a great extent. Also at ERICo Velenje many of the major pollutants were investigated, namely heavy metal pollution assessment, including trace elements (lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic etc.), highly volatile hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. All these pollutants can have a direct or an indirect impact on human and their health. The pollutant can act as a trigger (promoter) of a certain disease or can (in a combination with some other factor) cause various diseases.
The impact of pollution on human and their health are carried out at ERICo Institute since its establishment. The research on the influence of working environment to the health of workers is one of the first. Later on, the research of the industrial pollution on the human health in the