Ecohealth Research for Mitigating Health Risks of Stone Crushing and Quarrying, India

  • Raghwesh Ranjan
  • K. Vijaya Lakshmi
  • Kalpana Balakrishnan
Part of the Insight and Innovation in International Development book series (IIID, volume 1)


Bundelkhand comprises six districts of Madhya Pradesh and seven districts of Uttar Pradesh. It is home to the famous Khajuraho temple, the fort of the Queen of Jhansi, and many other glorious monuments. It is also one of the poorest regions of India.


Respirable Dust Development Alternative American National Standard Institute Occupational Health Problem Pollution Control Board 
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We acknowledge the support extended by the communities of the two ­villages and the three crushing units that participated in the study, the officials of local Pollution Control Board, the physicians and staff of the Primary Health Centre and colleague researchers. We would also like to sincerely thank Norbert L. Wagner, University of South Florida for his continued guidance and encouragement during the implementation of the research. IDRC support was provided through project 103055.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raghwesh Ranjan
    • 1
  • K. Vijaya Lakshmi
    • 1
  • Kalpana Balakrishnan
    • 2
  1. 1.Development AlternativesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Health EngineeringSri Ramachandra UniversityChennaiIndia

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