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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)

Effect of air pollution on human health problems residents living around the cement plant, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India

Author(s):

Shefali Kesarwani and Abhishek James

Abstract:
Cement industry is the backbone of India's economy and one of the leaders in detrioating the environment and health of the human. The emmisions from cement plant like particulate matter (respirable and nonrespirable) and gaseous pollutant (SOx, NOx,CO2). Cement dust not only deterioate the quality of air but also human health, animal health and vegetation. The effect of cement dust mostly seen between 2-4 km radius. Data for human health was collected through questionnaire. About 35 people from each site have been surveyed for prevalence of air pollution oriented diseases among the people. Results indicated higher incidence of respiratory diseases among the affected people followed by eye irritation and other diseases among the affected people residing around the cement plant. The effect on human health is due to long period exposure of air generated in the study area.

Pages: 507-510  |  1059 Views  136 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Shefali Kesarwani and Abhishek James. Effect of air pollution on human health problems residents living around the cement plant, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(5):507-510.