Brick Kilns in Nepal
Publications of Brick Kiln Work in Nepal
Sanjel, S., Khanal, S.N., Thygerson, S.M., Carter, W.S., Johnston, J.D., Joshi, S.K. Exposure to respirable silica among clay brick workers in Kathmandu valley, Nepal. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Hlth. DOI:10.1080/19338244.2017.
Sanjel, S., Khanal, S.N., Thygerson, S.M., Carter, W.S., Johnston, J.D., Joshi, S.K. Respiratory symptoms and illnesses related to concentrations of airborne particulate matter among brick kiln workers in Kathmandu valley, Nepal. Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 29 (9). DOI : 10.1186/s40557-017-0165-0. 2017.
Thygerson, S.M., Sanjel, S., Johnson, S.M. Occupational and environmental health hazard in the brick manufacturing industry in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Occupational Medicine and Health Affairs, 4: 248. doi:10. 4172/2329-6879.1000248. 2016.
Sanjel, S., Khanal, S.N., Thygerson, S.M., Joshi, S.K. Environmental and occupational pollutants and their effects on health among brick kiln workers. Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology, 6: 81-98. doi:10.4236/ojsst.2016.64008. 2016.
5. Sanjel, S., Khanal, S.N., Thygerson, S.M., Khanal, K., Pun, Z, Tamang, S., Joshi, S.K. Airborne particulate matter and health conditions in brick kiln workers in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Kathmandu Medical Journal, 54. 2016.
Brick workers and their families in Nepal generally live in poorly ventilated on-site housing at the brick kiln, and may be at higher risk for non-occupational exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution and subsequent respiratory diseases due to indoor and outdoor sources. Outdoor and indoor PM2.5 concentrations were found in a study by a WHWB team to far exceed recommended levels. These findings warrant future interventions targeted to this vulnerable population.