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Impact Of Stone Crusher On Ambient Air Quality And Human Health Jhansi Region In Bundelkhand U.P

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Shree Ganesh, M. M Singh



Ambient air quality, RSPM, SPM, Stone crusher, Human health.



The aim of study,to evaluate the status of ambient air quality and human health in and around stone crusher industry. The main parameters considered for study of ambient air quality included suspended particulate matter (SPM), respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM), respirable, nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) and for the assessment of human health used to standard questionnaire during the period of December 2016 to Novrmber 2017. The results indicate, that the particulate matter was found above the NAAQ standard in and around stone crusher industry i.e. RSPM 1803±71.5 to 140.66±40.68 μg/m3 and SPM 3758±29.8 to 300.33 μg/m3). But in case of gaseous pollution average annual mean was recorded below the permissible limit in both selected sites stone crusher unit and Lakshamanpura village, SOx (5.58 to 4.91 μg/m3) and NOx (10.66 to 9.5 μg/m3) respectively. In the survey, which was based on questionnaire the high prevalence of diseases particularly, respiratory problems 79%, eye irritations 41%, hearing loss 50%, cough 65%, headache 58%, vision defect 52%, wheezing 51%, skin irritation 31%, chest pain 29%, aliment problems 15% and hair loss 9% reported problems among population living in and around the neighborhood of stone crusher industry.



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