The Perception of Urban Dwellers on the Impact of Brickfields' Smoke Emissions on Socioeconomic Conditions and Human Health: A Case Study of Pabna, Bangladesh

Authors

  • Mazed Parvez Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Pabna University of Science and Technology
  • Ishrat Jahanara Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka
  • Syed Tanim Ahmed Department of Anthropology, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology
  • Tanzim Ahmed Khan Department of Political Science, University of Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59110/jeicc.v1i1.56

Keywords:

Brickfield, Smoke emission, Air pollution, Human health, Environment, Pabna city

Abstract

The use of bricks in construction work is increasing in Bangladesh is increasing day by day. Pabna is a growing city with a large population. As a result, numerous brick fields have been established in Pabna Municipality and the adjacent areas. As a result, brickfield smoke emissions are increasing daily. Various socio-economic, environmental, and health-related issues have emerged. However, no initiatives were taken to preserve the air quality of Pabna. In Pabna, Bangladesh, the research looks into the effects of Brickfields' smoke emissions on socioeconomic circumstances and human health. This study determines which diseases are caused by air pollution, as well as the social and economic effects of the brickfields on Pabna municipality. In addition, the air quality index (AQI) has been determined by the study. This research was utilized to spur the development of future studies aimed at reducing and controlling the air pollution concerns related to brickfields in this area. It is also anticipated that the survey would help develop future control strategies for creating a pollution-free environment in Pabna, Bangladesh. The influence of brickfield-related smoke on human health and socioeconomic situations will be investigated in this study. Finally, the research will give suggestions based on stakeholder input to assist authorities in developing a viable, long-term strategy for the future. 

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Published

2022-10-05

How to Cite

Parvez , M. ., Jahanara , I. ., Ahmed, S. T., & Khan, T. A. . (2022). The Perception of Urban Dwellers on the Impact of Brickfields’ Smoke Emissions on Socioeconomic Conditions and Human Health: A Case Study of Pabna, Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental Issues and Climate Change, 1(1), 25–37. https://doi.org/10.59110/jeicc.v1i1.56
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