Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2018)
Each major technological advance over the last few decades has introduced a new hazard to man and environment, either directly or indirectly. Industrialization, urbanization, economic growth and associated increase in energy demands have resulted in a profound deterioration of air quality in developing countries like India. The pattern of economic growth is becoming increasingly associated with environmental pollution. Pollution of the environment is thus one of the major effects of human technological advancement. Environmental contamination due to dust particle coming from Cement Industries, Coal Mining, Quarrying, Stone Crushing, Thermal power Plant etc., has drawn much attention of the environmental scientists today as they create serious pollution problems and pose threat to the ecosystems. The cement industry has been recognized to be playing a vital role in the imbalances of the environment and producing air pollution hazards. Cement dust is a potential phytotoxic pollutant in the vicinity of a cement producing plants and creates serious pollution problems causing enormous damage to the ecosystem. These pollutants emanating from the kiln, spread over a large area and affect the vegetation, soil and other natural resources. Thus an attempt to summarize the ill effects of cement dust on ecosystem, soil and vegetation was made in the present study.
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