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| Published: September 25, 2016

Attitude of the Community People towards Health and Environmental Hazards of Tanneries in Dhaka

Abdur Rahman

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Azizur Rahman

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Biplob Kumar Dey

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.133/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.133

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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the attitudes of the community people towards health and environmental hazards of tanneries in Dhaka city of Bangladesh. 200 community people were selected as respondents. A semi-structured interview guide was used to collect relevant data. It was an exploratory study following qualitative approach. The findings of the study revealed all of the community people at Hazaribagh felt that their environment is being seriously polluted by tanneries. Most of them suffered from skin disease, allergy, diarrhea, asthma, typhoid, head ache and fever. They have been seriously suffering while moving from one place to another. They mentioned tanneries are responsible for extreme pollution of the Buriganga River. The majority of the respondents think that tanneries should move from Hazaribagh & relocate at any industrial area.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.133/20160304

10.25215/0304.133

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016