Safety Campaign for Residents living near Industry
This Project is being Organised by Salma Khalid ( National Director Membership for Pakistan for IOPGC ) in Collaboration with WWF.
Following are the details of the Project in her own words:-
“Fibre craft industry is located in harbanspura Lahore. It is in the center of the area and apart
from that it has its 3-4 storage rooms located in the area. The dangerous emissions from the
production of its products include:
Di2-ethiyl hexyl phthalate
Our team visited the area to check local conditions and effluent release from the industry and to
find out the local sufferings due to the industry. We approached more than 20 people living in
the area. Majority said that due to the extreme smell coming from the industry due to processing
of plastic they are facing breathing problems, they cannot walk from the area easily, when the
loaders come in the area there is complete road block.
The awareness was done by pamphlets and posters.Posters were distributed in the houses
which were in the surroundings of the industry. Posters were also pasted in the area.
We also reach them individually and briefly tell them about the adverse effects they are exposed
to due to the dangerous chemicals
After awaring them about the effects we provide them with the mitigation strategies with which
they can somehow personally protect themselves and which can be applied in their daily lives
To eat magnesium and potassium rich diet (we provide them the list of diet)
Keep their blood pressure under control.
Avoid exposure of the chemicals.
The major focus was on plantation of trees as many as they can as they will provide clean air.
We provide them plants which they planted in their houses.
This is not the complete solution to their problem as the control from the main source is more
appreciable but our purpose was to educate them enough about how they can save them
individually from the exposure.”