International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Biological Sciences | India | Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018

Impact of Flood-Caused Pollutants and Micro-Organisms on Human Health

Nisreen Husain [5] | Touseef Hussain Trak [2] | Lata Meshram [3]

Abstract: The extreme havoc played in this era of fast industrialization and modernization, has caused disruptions in our ecosystems. One of the worst natural disasters occurring due to serious alternations in the environment are the floods. The increase in climatic changes leads to the risk of increased flash flooding too. Flash floods are the most serious type of flood for mortality risk often caused by drowning the flood water, not only devastate homes, agriculture, public goods, but the threat to human health and safety increases in its worst form. Floodwater are contaminated with various toxic pollutants and pathogenic micro-organisms that are usually responsible for high health risks and raised death-toll. Floods, therefore are considered as one of the environmental calamities that show deterious effects on human health.

Keywords: Flood, Health, Environment, Pollution

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018,

Pages: 1375 - 1377

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