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Slurry powder menace in Jalore invokes health issues

ANI | Updated: Nov 28, 2018 16:49 IST

Jalore (Rajasthan) [India], Nov 28 (ANI): Jalore is well known for its Granite business in the state of Rajasthan, but the villagers of the area are bearing the brunt of the industry as the production of Granites from various factories across the village has led to the spreading of slurry powder in the area.
The locals alleged that slurry powder, as well as the fragments of Granites and other materials from the factories, is being dumped on the roads in Jalore, ignoring the adverse impact it can bring on the residents.
According to medical experts, the slurry powder can cause problems in the nervous system and even the smallest concentrations of it can cause death.
"The problem is grave in the city, but the administration has been ignoring it, this causes a slow death," Praveen Khandelwal, a resident said.
Another resident, Thakra Ram said, "Slurry powder cause all sort of lungs disease and due to these Granite factories and the wellbeing of the locals are being overlooked."
Slurry powder also causes unpleasant irritation or inflammation in the nose, throat and lungs. Longer exposure to it can even cause respiratory problems, including asthma and chronic bronchitis. (ANI)