Dust-Caused Respiratory Occupational Diseases

workers in mining, industry, or even agriculture get exposed to much higher concentrations of dust as they work in areas where these dust are generated. Drilling, blasting, excavating, and material handling operations in mining, stone crushing, grinding, milling, sieving, mixing, and many such operations in industries and winnowing in agriculture release large amounts of dust. The workers are the ones to face the full blast and fury of the pollutants so released. Occupational diseases attracted wide attention to medical and industrial safety personnel in western countries. This paper includes a study of occupational health hazards faced by workers and other people in the nearby areas of a manufacturing plant in Orrisa.

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