Author(s): D. L. Arustamov, D. Kh. Fayzieva, R.B. Nurullaev and Yu. Yu. Klyopov
The Aral Sea Area is the stage of one of the most staggering man-made
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest inland body of
water, is reduced to half its size and one-third of its volume as a result of
overirrigation and cotton monoculture.
Overirrigation also creates increasing soil
salinity and degradation of drinking water sources.
While the consequences for
ecology and agriculture have been extensively researched, relatively little
research is devoted to the public health consequences of the Aral Sea disaster.
the health effects, high rates of urinary tract diseases in the Aral Sea Area are
Urologic diseases were specified as the mo...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/EHR010101
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