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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 1118-1126

Noise and Its Impact on Health of the Workers in Spinning Industry
Spoorti Kallur and Suma Hasalkar
Department of Family Resource Management, College of Community Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
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Noise is considered as a type of pollution that affects environmental physical quality in industrial work environment, airport, and traffic and for community as well. The sources of noise are transportation, festival and functions, household sources and industrial noise. One of the important problems of noise sources is industrial noise. High noise exposure in industries not only affects the communication among the workers, but also leads to the other psychological and physiological effects on the workers. Therefore, an effort was made to assess the noise and itd impact on health of the workers. The study was conducted in and around Banahatti and Gadag city. Total sample was 120 respondents. Data elicited through Structured interview schedule. Noise level meter. Hygrometer and lux metre was used to assess the environmental parameters in the spinning industry. Five point likert scale was used to assess the perception of noise and to know the severity of hearing loss among workers. The observed average noise from all sections was 82.30 dBA, temperature24.70ËšC, humidity 32.30% and light 113.70 lux in spinning unit. One third (33.33%) belonged to age group of 31-40 years age group. Majority of workers (22.50%) had 10-15 years of work experience in spinning unit and 40.00 per cent workers worked in shift hours. Almost all workers perceived the noise always in all the sections of spinning industry. More than 30.00 per cent of workers had very severe hearing loss due exposure to high noise worker at high risk of developing hearing problems and other associated infirmities due to excessive occupational noise. Study strongly recommends provision of safety measures and personal protective tools like, ear plugs, dust mask and ear muffs to safeguard the worker.

Keywords: Noise, Hearing loss, Perception of noise, Occupational health problems and Tinnitus

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Spoorti Kallur and Suma Hasalkar. 2021. Noise and Its Impact on Health of the Workers in Spinning Industry.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 1118-1126. doi:
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