Road dust is irritating, frustrating and it’s harming our health at an alarming rate.
Through the air, dust particles get in our eyes, and into our lungs, spoil our food and vegetation. It creates discomfort which we ignore as a nuisance until it becomes fatal.
According to a World Health Organization report, road dust pollution has resulted in chronic respiratory disease (COPD), lung cancer, and in some cases even heart diseases.
All over the world, around 5 million people were affected directly or indirectly due to road dust pollution in 2018. Dust pollution adds to the air pollution in big ways in countries with mining and construction sectors in full swing.
This is the high time for governments and institutions to adapt Dust Control techniques to put a tap on hazardous air pollution all over the world. Here are some methods adopted to curb road dust pollution:
Keeping The Roads Wet
Wetting dirt roads keep the residue particles adhere to the ground. Water sprinkling frameworks must be introduced around unpaved or soil streets. In any case, this must be done in a deliberate path as an excessive amount of water can make the spot sloppy, which can bring about mishaps. With appropriate information and examination, a solitary watering session might be successful in keeping the soil unblemished for a considerable length of time.
Use of adhesives & Gravel
Another approach to hold the soil settle to the ground is by utilizing rock. Rock goes about as a defensive coat over open streets which can oppose air flows because of vehicle wheels. Nonetheless, free soil particles can even now clear into the air if an appropriate street base made of the squashed total, bond, and so on isn’t poured before laying rock beds. To be viable over a significant stretch, the rock must be tied down to the street surface by consolidating rock with soil glues.
Severe laws are required in rush hour gridlock hotspots where there are unpaved streets, which can make dust when blended. Overwhelming Vehicles in enormous numbers must be limited on soil streets. Interchange methods for vehicles must be empowered.
In areas, where the progression of airflows is high, Windbreaks can be introduced which are common obstructions intended to slow the speed of the breeze and divert it somewhere else.
A windbreak, otherwise called a shelterbelt, is a strategy for planting trees or bushes in at least two columns, for example, to impede the breeze and to ensure soil/earth from disintegration.