Editorial

Industrial pollution impacts on child health

Ban human settlements in or around industrial zones


Bangladeshpost
Published : 09 Nov 2021 08:32 PM

Today’s’ children are the future of our country and for ensuring their bright future they must get the opportunity to grow up as healthy individuals. But, in urban areas, because of high pollution level health of children are getting affected in many ways. Environment pollution is worse in the industrial zones where factory waste and human waste do not get cleared on a regular basis.

It needs no emphasising that industrial development is the building block of a country’s economic growth and one of the integral parts of a country’s sustainable development. Experts are of the opinion that for a healthy generation we should give utmost attention to child health and child-friendly environment.


Though children living in or around industrial areas 

are mainly affected by asthma, most of the parents do 

not get concerned about this disease at early stage


Though children living in or around industrial areas are mainly affected by asthma, most of the parents do not get concerned about this disease at early stage. In most of the cases, parents bring their kids to doctors at the last minute. Hence, it becomes very challenging to save the lives of the children. In this regard, building concrete awareness and proper planning are expected from the masses of the people.

Moreover, most of the industries in the country do not follow the rules and regulations for reducing pollution. Most of the factories do not have proper waste management system.

As sustainable development depends both on industrial growth and healthy life of the children, certain practices should be suggested through which a country can balance both in a coordinated manner. For example, if a country can strictly control establishment of factories and industries in densely populated areas, and if all the industries in the country follow the rules and regulations, we can create a healthy environment for our children.