CHALLENGES FACED BY THE RESIDENTS IN THE GARBAGE DUMPING AREA OF SALEM CORPORATIONJ. Sathya, R. Thiruppathi1, J. Gayathri and M. Babu
The uncontrolled and unscientific disposal of solid waste tends to affect the health conditions of the nearby residents. At this outset the paper attempted to analyze the health issues of households residing near the dumping yard at Chetticahvadi village, where the entire waste generated from Salem Corporation has been dumped. A sample of 300 households has been selected by using Chocranâs formula. The factors determining the health problems of residents has identified by applying logit regression. The health of the residents living nearer to the garbage dumping yard was found more affected. The other major factors determining the health conditions of the residents is the longevity of their living in the village, where the dumping yard is situated. The major health ailments revealed by the households of Chettichavadi village were allergy, breathing problems, eye irritation and viral infections. The level of awareness of respondents has also been analyzed with the socio economic status of the respondents.