What adverse effects are observed on the health of workers in the silk industry?

  • The handling of raw silk may produce allergic skin reactions, Facial swelling and ocular inflammation and dermatitis of the hands of workers reeling raw silk.
  • Respiratory disorders, noise pollution from the rearing machines cause auditory problems etc are most common.
  • Use of charcoal fires in poorly ventilated rearing rooms creates carbon monoxide toxicity that lead to headache, vertigo and sometimes nausea and vomiting.

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