International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part A (2017)
Heavy metal pollution and health hazards around singrauli region India
Dr. Sudhir Yadav, Sushma Upadhyay, Dr. SK Tripathi and Dr. Rajiv Prakash
Pollution has both acute and chronic effects on human health, affecting a number of different body systems and organs ranging from respiratory infections, heart diseases, lung cancer, aggravation of pre-existing heart and lung diseases, asthmatic attacks as well as premature mortality and reduced life expectancy. One of the major environmental problems resulting due to the use of coal as fuel in Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) is the production of ash. Coal fly ash disposal on land affects soil, vegetation surrounding TPPs and ground water, through the process of leaching in residential area and around disposal ponds. The toxic metals in coal fly ash pose potential risks to human health and soil and water ecosystems. Thus, their solubility, mobility and bioavailability have become a matter of concern in recent years. In the present article authors have mainly highlighted the heavy metals pollution due to fly ash produced during burning of coal from thermal power plant around Singrauli region and toxicity which is produced by these toxic metals among local residents on that area after reviewing the previous researches of Singrauli region.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sudhir Yadav, Sushma Upadhyay, Dr. SK Tripathi and Dr. Rajiv Prakash. Heavy metal pollution and health hazards around singrauli region India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(5): 05-08.