Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

Full Length Research Paper

Principal air pollutants and their effects on athletes’ health and performance: A critical review

Gashaw Tesema Tsegaw
  • Gashaw Tesema Tsegaw
  • Department of Sport Science, College of Natural and Computational Science, Mizan-Tepi University, Tepi, Ethiopia.
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Yitayal Addis Alemayehu
  • Yitayal Addis Alemayehu
  • Department of Environmental Science, Cotebe Metropolitan University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 23 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 13 February 2019
  •  Published: 15 May 2019


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