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Assess the Health Hazards of the Chiffoniers in Lucknow City


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Background: Chiffoniers are casual specialists who gather recyclable materials to win a little compensation on regular schedule. Their life and working conditions are amazingly troublesome. This paper inspected the wellbeing perils of the chiffonier working in dumping ground of slum areas. Aim: This purpose of this study was to assess the health problems of the chiffonier. Methods: This study collected data by interviewing 120 chiffoniers in Lucknow city. The health hazards were assessed using a self-made interview schedule. Snowball sampling was used to choose the data. Results: The study shows waste pickers suffer from physical health hazards. The purpose behind occupied with such sort of work is expected not having some other abilities and simple or day by day earnings. They faced problem redness of eyes; headache, back pain, skin infections, allergy cut and accidental injuries are very common among chiffoniers. Conclusion: The finding of the study, it can be concluded that chiffoniers face many working health hazards. Majority of the waste pickers frequently report physical health problems during the work. The chiffoniers suffer from several of health harms which seem related to their employment. Chiffoniers faced general problem identity crises, police and public abuses, poor health condition and no job security. Mostly chiffoniers faced different type’s health problems at the workplace in daily life.


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Chiffonier, Daily Income, Health Problems, Informal Worker, Working Condition
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Shashi Yadav
Department of Human Development and Family Studies/School of Home Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow – 226025, Uttar Pradesh, India
Shalini Agarwal
Department of Human Development and Family Studies/School of Home Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow – 226025, Uttar Pradesh, India
K. Sharmila
Department of Human Development and Family Studies/School of Home Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow – 226025, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


Background: Chiffoniers are casual specialists who gather recyclable materials to win a little compensation on regular schedule. Their life and working conditions are amazingly troublesome. This paper inspected the wellbeing perils of the chiffonier working in dumping ground of slum areas. Aim: This purpose of this study was to assess the health problems of the chiffonier. Methods: This study collected data by interviewing 120 chiffoniers in Lucknow city. The health hazards were assessed using a self-made interview schedule. Snowball sampling was used to choose the data. Results: The study shows waste pickers suffer from physical health hazards. The purpose behind occupied with such sort of work is expected not having some other abilities and simple or day by day earnings. They faced problem redness of eyes; headache, back pain, skin infections, allergy cut and accidental injuries are very common among chiffoniers. Conclusion: The finding of the study, it can be concluded that chiffoniers face many working health hazards. Majority of the waste pickers frequently report physical health problems during the work. The chiffoniers suffer from several of health harms which seem related to their employment. Chiffoniers faced general problem identity crises, police and public abuses, poor health condition and no job security. Mostly chiffoniers faced different type’s health problems at the workplace in daily life.


Keywords


Chiffonier, Daily Income, Health Problems, Informal Worker, Working Condition

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/jeoh%2F2020%2F25858