Brick kilns harm the environment-Fuels in brick burning
Pollution in Brick Making
There are more than one lakh brick making kilns in India. Brick making industry is utilizing 2.5 crore tones of coal and other biomass fuels per year. 35 – 50 percent of cost or brick making is for the fuel itself.
- Main problems with brick making are the large amount of fuel that is utilized and the pollution that is released into the air.
- Fuel burning during brick making leads to emissions of pollutants to ash emitted into the environment.
- Workers who work in brick kilns are constantly exposed to pollutants and this leads to skin, eye irritation and problem of lungs.
- Pollution being caused to the environment due to the making of bricks can be reduced by using fly ash bricks and by using scientific brick kilns.