Air pollution is one of the major public health problems, and vehicular exhaust fumes constitute one of the principal sources of air pollution in urban areas. Because of the nature of their work, traffic police personnel are constantly exposed to air pollution. As a result, they are always at the highest risk of pollution-related diseases compared to other professionals. Long-term, continuous exposure to air pollutants predisposes traffic police personnel to respiratory illnesses. No studies are available on the health status of traffic policemen in Bangladesh despite it being one of the few countries known for its extremely poor air quality. In this review paper, we assessed the plight of the traffic policemen working in different cities in the world that are notoriously famous for air pollution and made some recommendations for Bangladesh traffic policemen to reduce their health risks.
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The broader goal of this project is to develop location-specific models for Bangladesh soils which will help farmers to optimize their phosphate fertilization.
The goal of this project is to utilize otherwise biowaste materials for removing heavy metals from metal-laden contaminated waters.
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Agrochemicals in the form of fertilizers and pesticides were thought of as a boon for humankind. However, the advancement of science brought to the fore the fact that chemical fertilizers and pesticides cause considerable harm to soil and subsequently to groundwater. With the burden of feeding a burgeoning global population, modern agriculture is heavily dependent on the extensive use of
... [Show full abstract] agrochemicals. Given the fact that the human population will likely reach ~9.7 billion by 2050, the importance of agrochemicals is more than ever before. However, these agrochemicals are inherently persistent in nature and may degrade soil health and the utility of groundwater for various purposes. Soil microbial communities that sustain different nutrient cycles are affected to a great extent by the persistence of these recalcitrant agrochemicals. As humans are dependent on soil and water for their survival, they are also exposed to health hazards stemming from these agrochemicals. Contaminated groundwater, if consumed for a considerable period, may cause many human health problems, including hormone disruption, reproductive abnormalities, and cancer, etc. This chapter aims at reviewing various impacts of chemical fertilizers and pesticides on soil degradation, groundwater, and human health with some reference to Bangladesh perspective and suggesting ameliorative measures that would keep soil and associated ecosystems sustainable and lessen the health hazards for humans. Read more Conference Paper Full-text available August 2021 · ISEE Conference Abstracts View full-text Article Full-text available December 2020 · Environmental Claims Journal
Air Pollution Tolerance Index (APTI) was used to assess four plant species, namely Mangifera indica, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Psidium guajava and Sweitenia mahagoni for their response toward air pollution in Dhaka city. Leaf samples of the plant species were analyzed for their physicochemical and biochemical attributes, including relative water content, leaf extract pH, ascorbic acid content and
... [Show full abstract] chlorophyll content. APTI values of all the plant species were found to be sensitive with respect to air pollution. Our results indicate that the studied plant species are not suitable for mitigating air pollution and should not be considered for urban roadside plantation.
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