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Water Pollution and Human Health: A Case Study of JK Cements Ltd, Kashmir, India

Rayees Ibrahim Lone, Dr. S. Subramani
Department of Sociology Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu.
Online First: July 29, 2017
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This paper present an amount of pollutants (carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides, dust, smoke
and noise) emitted from JK cements Ltd and its adverse effects on water bodies and human health among the
residents residing around the Jk cements Ltd, an industrial cement manufacturing plant whose daily
production is more than 800 tons of cement, situated in the district Pulwama, a southern part of Kashmir,
India. It is a well known fact that cement pollutants degrades environmental components such as air, water,
soil as well as creates hazardous human health problems around the globe. WHO estimates that worldwide,
at least two million people every year die prematurely due to health problems caused by the intake of impure
water and unclean air to breathe. Water is the basic necessity of human life and it plays a vital role in
excretion process and we can’t imagine life on the green planet of earth without water. But however, due to
several man made activities, the quality of water is deteriorating continuously and it is being constantly
polluted from different sources of industrialisation processes. Cement industrial pollutants are major sources
of water deteriorating source in all industrial areas. The aerial discharge of cement industries consist of
nickel, cobalt, lead and chromium which badly affect water resource bodies and adversely impacts on
human health risks throughout the world. These pollutants ultimately settle on the water bodies, agricultural
fields and residential areas and badly affects on whole biotic life around the cement plant. This paper
provides to analyse the correlation between cement pollutants and water resource bodies and its adverse
consequences on human health.

Keyword : Cement industry, Air pollutants, Environmental Pollution, Water pollution, Human Health problems.

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