ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

 

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 5, ISSUE : 2, April-June, 2017 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
       

INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND ITS IMPACT ON HEALTH OF GUJJARS OF NORTH KASHMIR HIMALAYAS

Sameer Fayaz* G. M. Rather** Zoya Kulsum Naqshbandi*** M. Sultan Bhat****

 
ABSTRACT
Indoor air pollution is one of the four most critical global environmental problems. It exposes more people worldwide to various air pollutants than does pollution in outdoor air. The study aims to analyze the impact of indoor air pollution on health of Gujjars of North Kashmir Himalayas. Gujjars are ethnic population settled in higher altitudes of Kashmir valley. Stratified sampling was used for the study. Findings shows that Gujjars have inadequate housing, low income and use firewood for cooking purpose. Majority of Gujjar families cook food twice a day for duration of two hours. From the finding it was also revealed that respiratory problems are very frequent in different altitudinal zones. The underlying reason may lie in the rampant use of firewood for cooking purpose.
 
KEYWORD
Keywords: Disease Incidence, Gujjars, Indoor air, Stratified Random Sampling.

 

 

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