|Coal Sigri used in silkworm rearing in temperate Kashmir|
|Formaline spray with body mask|
|Parthenium: a problematic weed|
|Dermatitis symptoms, reeling process|
|Release of carcinogenic Benzidine from azo dyestuff|
|Effect of Hexavalent Chromium|
|Effect of different Lead levels (microgram/decilitre) in blood|
|Coloured Dye effluent into Ganga river at Varansi|
|Mould attack on silk|
- Anti-cling, anti-static, anti-shrink
- Moth-proof and mildew resistant
- Chorine resistant
|Eczematous rash on forehead due to cap|
Ailments of silk weavers
Various types of occupational disorders are associated with silk industry such as, respiratory disorders, injuries, eyesight problems, nerve disorders, and carcinogenic skin problems. Most of these health risk factors can be avoided by proper precautions. Awareness programme and local group discussions are essential for improving the health status of these workers. There must be some provision of protecting equipments such as face masks, first aid facility, gloves and proper uniform. Silk mark protects the interests of consumers, who are being cheated by traders by selling spurious products in the name of silk. So far silk mark authorities test cocoons and raw silk only. In order to safe guard health of the consumers, the silk mark should be clubbed with silk testing with reference to eco parameters of Textile testing laboratories as per the norms of Bureau of Indian Standards.
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