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Region: Economics and Sociology

2018 year, number 2


A.V. Aistov1, E.A. Aleksandrova2
1National Research University В«Higher School of Economics» in Nizhny Novgorod, 25/12, B. Pecherskaya st., Nizhny Novgorod, 603155, Russia
2National Research University В«Higher School of Economics», 3a, Kantemirovskaya st., Saint-Petersburg, 194100, Russia
Keywords: загрязнение окружающей среды, злокачественные новообразования, диоксид серы, региональная экономика, environmental pollution, malignant neoplasms, sulphur dioxide, regional economy


The article reviews the normative documents regulating the environmental load in the Russian Federation, provides a summary on the contamination, analyzes the dynamics of pollutant air emissions and cancerous diseases in Russia, identifies populated areas with high and low pollutant air emissions. The study is complete with a regression analysis showing that the increase in sulfur dioxide emissions is an acceptable indicator of the malignant neoplasms risk assessment.