Impact of Air pollution of some selected fruits of Bangladesh

Name of the Project :
Impact of Air pollution of some selected fruits of Bangladesh.
Country:  Bangladesh
Project Location:  All over Bangladesh Professional staff  provided

By the company : 56

Name of Client: Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh No. of man-months : 12
Start Date (month/year):  July 2005 Completion Date(month/year):
June 2006
Approx. value of services: 1.8  Million Taka
Name of Associate Firm, if any: Bangladesh Center for Development Research. No. of man-months of professional staff provided by associate firm(s):
    No. : 20 Man-month:  6
Senior Staff Involved and Functions Performed:
Dr. Md Ahamedul Kabir
Dr.  Md Hassanullah
Dr.  Md Zakaria
Ms. Nasima Akhter
Team Leader
Extension Specialist
Environmental Scientist
Environmental Scientist
 
Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
Clean air is very important for all living organisms and it is the most important element of the environment, which keeps them alive. Adding polluting materials to the air will increase the risk of pollution burden of disease to the living organisms. The air pollutant can directly impact the living organisms or from consumption of secondary products those are exposed to the air. Most of the lead found in our environment derived from anthropogenic activities. The enrichment of the undesirable gasses like carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, suspended particles, lead, particulate matter etc. are generally caused by the burning of different types of fuel both organic and inorganic, and the releases of gasses through different processes. Incomplete combustion increases the rate of addition of such highly poisonous gases to the air by not only the vehicular activities but also the industrial activities. High lead concentrations in air and soil reported in urban areas with high traffic density. Consequently, lead pollution and poisoning are severe and acute problems in the rapidly developing cities in the Third World countries. Most people are highly concened about arsenic pollution. Very few are aware of lead pollution, though it is also a poison. This research has been taken for assessing the lead content of air, surface water, soil and fruits with respect to distance from city center of the Dhaka metopolitan city and the distance from road side. The result of the research indicated that there is significant relationship between the lead emission from vehicular activities and its impact on soil, surface water, fruits and air. Further research is needed for more precise decision making. Some of them are a) determination of amount of lead emitted from a single vehicle of different types, 2) determination of lead in soil with respect to depth and locations, 3) determination of lead in different types of plants roots and fruits, 4) Determination of lead in air, soil, surface water and fruits where the vehicular activities are very low for comparism.

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