The most commonly diseases among waste pickers are tuberculosis, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, dysentery, parasites and malnutrition where occupational health hazards were least attended and therefore focus is needed to be given in discussing the health problems of these rag pickers. Iranian journal of health, safety & environment, vol4, no2, pp722-728 722 effects of occupational exposure on the health of rag pickers due to fungal. Mayatai khodave (community video activist) - rag picker to film maker journey story produce by abhivyakti media for development, nashik (india. Assessment of socio economic condition and role of rag pickers in municipal solid waste management in allahabad city (up) india place investigating the health risks involved in this work on the rag pickers gunn se and ostos z (1992) kungnulskiti n among themselves, they have a good understanding for operating by area each group. India's rag pickers compete for lucrative trash in india's capital new delhi, many impoverished people spend their days picking through garbage — looking for anything that can be recycled and.
Health risks: there is a high prevalence of infectious disease among waste pickers due to their exposure to hazardous materials such as fecal matter, paper saturated by toxic materials, bottles and containers with chemical residues, contaminated needles, and heavy metals from batteries [24. Health risks: there is a high prevalence of infectious disease among waste pickers due to their exposure to hazardous materials such as fecal matter, paper saturated by toxic materials, bottles and containers with chemical residues, contaminated needles, and heavy metals from batteries. Introduction metropolitan cities in india,producing half a kilogram of waste per household, are virtual garbage producing factories thus rag-picking has emerged as an alternative occupation adopted by underprivileged communities rag-pickers randomly sort and collect garbage and sell to scrap-dealers, gaining money in return based on the weight and type of garbage. Occupational health hazard exposure among municipal solid waste workers in himachal pradesh, india a chandramohan, c ravichandran, v sivasankarsolid waste, its health impairments and role of rag pickers in tiruchirappalli city, tamil nadu, southern india waste manage.
Occupational health safety and social equity need to be formulized in order to make this informal sector as a better opportunity to earn livelihood the recyclists might ultimately need to be formally incorporated in waste management systems, both at local level systems, as well as in the larger urban framework. Get help on 【 role of waste pickers in solid waste management in mumbai essay 】 on graduateway huge assortment of free essays & assignments the best writers to study socio-economic profile and occupational health hazards of rag pickers in mumbai to assess the role of rag pickers in the process of solid waste management. The global alliance of waste pickers is a networking process supported by wiego, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly latin america, asia and africa. At his age, other children go to school with bags carrying books he too carries something- a sack to pick up rags from the dirt and stinks of streets in kolkata that expose him to health hazards.
Leptospirosis leptospirosis is an important occupational disease affecting people coming in contact with animals and their discharges the occurrence of infection in ones workplaces is linked to the environment to which the worker is exposed and the adaptability of the organism in that working environment. Health risks: there is a high prevalence of disease among waste pickers due to their exposure to hazardous materials such as fecal matter, paper saturated by toxic materials, bottles and containers with chemical residues, contaminated needles, and heavy metals from batteries. Occupational hazards like car accidents and railway accidents, cuts and infection are common among rag pickers and scrap collectors the unhygienic appearance and. It is the mandate of any municipality to safeguard the health of its sanitary workforce, especially rag pickers, from the diseases they are vulnerable to like rabies, hepatitis-b and c, hiv, tetanus etc .
Picker communities, and malnutrition and education level among rag-picker children informal solid waste sector in developing countries recycling of waste by rag pickers is a major activity of waste management systems in. This paper examined the health status, occupational and environmental health hazards among rag-pickers working in dumping ground of shivaji-nagar and govandi slums of mumbai, india the. A usually mild form of occupational asthma seen in bakery workers, caused by the inhalation of flour some cases are due to contaminants such as mites in the flour loss of appetite, cephalalgia, small pulse, fatiguing cough, and moderate expectoration are among the symptoms [appleton1904] rag-picker's disease impairment of general. 241 khurana inderjit (1991) “girl child in india” in (leelama devasia and vv devasia) ashish publishing house new dehli kohli as (1997) “social welfare” research in social welfare series anmol.
According to calvin john, 29, the bindi project manager, these rag-pickers are among india’s most exploited workers in ahmedabad alone, approximately 40,000 ragpicker women pick up and sort through an average of 20 kg a day, traversing about 8-10 km daily. A waste picker is a person who salvages reusable or recyclable materials thrown away by others to sell or for personal consumption  there are millions of waste pickers worldwide, predominantly in developing countries , but increasingly in post-industrial countries as well. Health and safety guidelines for waste pickers, republic of south sudan 4 13 implementation of proposed guidelines section two describes the health and safety hazards faced by waste pickers. A pretested questionnaire was used to evaluate the health problems among the rag pickers results indicated that all the dumping sites are contaminated with different types of fungal pathogens like alternaria alternate, aspergillus flavus, a fumigates, a niger, cladosporium, fusarium, mucor, penicillium and rhizopus.