Industrial Air Pollution and Its Effects on Human’s Respiratory System (A Sociological Study of Bhoun shugar Mill District Jhang, Pakistan)
AbstractThis research explores the phenomenon of the awareness of people about industrial air pollution and its effects on human’s respiratory system. It is a comparative study in Bhoun Shugar mill Jhang. There were two universes for the present research one who were living in industry and the other who were living near villages industry. The researchers selected 90 respondents by using purposive sampling technique. The tool of data collection for Survey was a semi structured interview schedule, constructed in English. Interview schedule was comprised of 24 questions. There were 6 themes in focus group discussion guide. The data was collected, tabulated and analyzed. Chi- square test is used and percentages calculated for the analysis of data, which were indicating that those people who lived near industrial area were affected more due to industrial air pollution than those who lived far away from industries. Results illustrated that majority of the respondents (91.1 percent) were aware about reasons of air pollution in their area. However, 88.9 percent respondents were aware about the effects of industrial air pollution. Greater part of respondents (90.0 percent) faced respiratory health problems due to industrial smoke. Majority of respondents (83.3 percent) felt hurdles in their routine work and social life due to industrial smoke.
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