Socio, Medico and Economic impacts on in and around Dwellers of Industrial Effluent Pretentious Areas – A Critical Survey

Srinivasan, S and Haque , Mainul and Rao , U.S. Mahadeva (2012) Socio, Medico and Economic impacts on in and around Dwellers of Industrial Effluent Pretentious Areas – A Critical Survey. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3 (2). pp. 182-195. ISSN 0975 - 6795

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Abstract

Background of study: The present study makes a solemn effort to review into the factors affecting the environment and health, and the ways and means to improve the value of life of the people living in and around the industrial area. Objectives: The purposes of the study include the assessment of the quantum of water pollution with reference to the tolerance level given by Environmental Protection Agency and Indian Standard Limits, the approximation of the budgetary recurring expenditure towards treatment for health reparations of the sample families due to water effluence, the identification of the determinants of the inclination to pay and the readiness to accept of the sample families, and the recommendations suitable for policy measures to lessen environmental pollution. Sample Design: A two-tier sample design is the unique feature of the study. The first stage of sampling is the selection of the villages on the basis of distances from the SIPCOT industrial complex. The second stage of the sampling is the selection of families from the sample villages. Method of Analysis: An exploration survey of the area is undertaken with a view to gain insight into the economic conditions and health status of the people in the SIPCOT area. Water samples were collected from all sample villages, and they were analyzed in chemical laboratories. Results and Discussion: Children are affected more than adults by waterborne diseases in all the SIPCOT zones. Adults are mostly affected by respiratory problems, skin diseases, and enteric fever. Conclusion: Information regarding various other methods of control, treatment and disposal of gaseous, liquid and solid wastes from the chemical industries and the pollution effects on health should be collected by the Pollution Control Authorities and educated to the SIPCOT management, and surrounding village people

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Professor Dr Mainul Haque
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2015 05:04
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 06:31
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/1914

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