Impact of Brick Kilns on Human Health (Paperback)

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Brick kilns are industrial facilities used for the production of bricks, which are used in construction. The operation of brick kilns can have a significant impact on human health, due to the emissions they produce. These emissions can include particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and other pollutants.

Exposure to particulate matter can lead to respiratory problems such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as lung cancer. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides can also cause respiratory issues, including bronchitis and emphysema. In addition, exposure to these pollutants can aggravate pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma.

Brick kilns also release heavy metals and other toxic substances that can contaminate soil and water, leading to health problems such as cancer, birth defects, and neurological disorders.

Workers in brick kilns are at an even higher risk of health issues due to prolonged exposure to pollutants. This can include respiratory problems, skin diseases, and other health issues related to exposure to pollutants.

Overall, the operation of brick kilns can have a significant negative impact on human health, both for workers and for people living in areas near the kilns.

Bricks unit in actual in addition to bamboo, timber also inartificial filaments, stay significant

construction materials in equally town and rustic parts. Such as, in Bangladesh beyond

14.8 million families, 3.7 million or else near twenty five percent used bricks equally fence

paraphernalia, whereas 9.4 million before around sixty percent consumed bamboo and

inartificial filaments for example grass, hemp sticks, etc. (SDCSKAT, 1991). Trendy in Indonesia a

perusal displayed that in 1976 nearly thirty five percent of the families considered consumed

bricks such as fence material however sixty three percent consumed timber or bamboo (CBS, 1976).

The construction industry contributes to about 10 % of the Gross Domestic Product

(GDP), registering an annual growth of about 9 percent. Clay fired bricks form the

backbone of the construction industry which is valued at approximately US$

70.8 billion. The brick sector in India, although unorganized, is tremendous in size

and spread. India is the second largest brick producer (China dominates with 54 %

share) in the world manufacturing 10% of the global produce. It is continuously

expanding on account of a rapid increase in demand for bricks in infrastructure and housing

industries. In order to meet this demand, over 150,000 brick units provide direct

employment to more than 8 million workers. During the Ninth Five-year Plan period (1997-2002), the

annual demand of 170 million bricks per year was estimated

to be generating revenues of over US$ 4.8 billion

Product Details
ISBN: 9784037336752
ISBN-10: 4037336758
Publisher: Vikatan Publishing Solutions
Publication Date: January 15th, 2023
Pages: 244
Language: English