Study on health hazards of workers in coir industry
Sharmistha Sahu, Chinmyee Parida and JN Mishra
Coir popularly known as Golden Fibre is produced from either green or dried coconut mainly by women workers through a series of hazardous operations in dusty and noisy environment results a number of health problems in workers need to require for an immediate attention. We can do the best use of coconut, by drinking coconut water, eating coconut and the husk can be use to produce the coir fibre. The coir fiver use in many hand craft units for making sofa sets, coir fibre, coir yarn, coir rope, curled coir, rubberised coir safety matches, coco peat, husk chip. The coir fibre making process needs very hard work which is generally done in a noisy and dusty environment. So health problem occurs to coir workers. Health problems consist of respiration problem, eye problem and also some muscular disorder like headache, back pain, hand pain, leg pain, and knee pain. Hazard also consists of cough, cold, ear and eye problems. Diseases like allergy, Byssinosis, Chronic bronchitis are seen within the coir industry workers.
How to cite this article:
Sharmistha Sahu, Chinmyee Parida, JN Mishra. Study on health hazards of workers in coir industry. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):28-30.