Quarrying creates pollution from noise and dust. Heavy traffic causes pollution and congestion on narrow country roads. The vibrations from heavy traffic can cause damage to buildings. Quarries
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Quarrying is a short-term activity with long term effects it comes along with the promises of wealth and jobs but it brings high environmental costs. The main aim of the study was to unearth impacts that quarrying activities has on health of the quarry workers and people living next to the quarries as well as physical environment.
The impacts from quarrying activities on the health of the people are quite significant as blasting vibrations have also resulted in cracks in several buildings exposing the occupants to danger.
Learn the basics about quarrying, its economic advantages and disadvantages concerning environment and healthy living. What is quarrying? and how does it aff
Effects and impacts from quarrying are highli ghted in yellow. Modiﬁ ed from Williams, 1993a. Carbonate rocks provide dimension stone, aggregate resources, and materials for cement and other industrial and agricultural uses. Over 70 percent of crushed stone produced in the United States is made from carbonate rock.
Quarries may have a negative health impact. Stringent health and safety regulations can offset some of the negative health impacts that quarrying limestone may cause, but not all of them. Inhaling the dust from a limestone quarry is known to cause silicosis and pneumoconiosis.