Perception of Local People Towards Tannery Industrial Waste: A Cross-Sectional Study on Hazaribagh Areas of Dhaka City

Amzad Hossain, Serajum Munira, Meherun Nessa


Though tannery industries such as RMG and pharmaceuticals have played a significant part in the country's economic sectors, they have had a serious detrimental impact on tannery workers and the Dhaka metropolitan environment. The major objective of the study was to measure the association between socio-demographic factors and perceptions of local people towards tannery industrial wastes. Following a simple random sampling technique, this study chose 384 respondents from the study area. The findings of the study reveal that a whopping 95% of respondents reported that tannery industrial wastes have serious effects on the environment in the study area. Again, the bivariate result of the study indicates that male, married respondents, educated respondents, and respondents with higher income are more likely to say that tannery waste is harmful to local people while male & age of the respondents, marital status, Muslim religion, and higher-income group socio-demographic variables are significantly associated with tannery industrial waste handling is highly risky. Moreover, sex, marital status, religion, and higher-income group are also found as significant indicators for creating disease by tannery industrial waste as well as sex, age and income have been found as the predictor for Tannery industrial waste segregation are essential.In conclusion, this study mainly emphasizes tannery industrial waste on the workers' health problems and lifestyles, furthermore, the findings also showed the environmental awareness & perceptions of local people caused by the hazardous tannery waste.

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Asian Journal of Social Science Studies  ISSN 2424-8517 (Print)  ISSN 2424-9041 (Online)  

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