A Study to Assess Cardiac Response Indices inFood Crop Cultivation Task in West Bengal: Possible Implications of Climate Change

  • Ayan Chatterjee
  • Neepa Banerjee
  • Sandipan Chatterjee
  • Surjani Chatterjee
  • Shankarashis Mukherjee HPAFU, Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata 700 009, India
Keywords: cardiac strain, reaping, Hooghly, health scenario, paddy

Abstract

Climate change producing a significant impact on the several sector of the society. And increasing temperature particularlyin the ambient temperature is a serious concern for the human health also. The crop cultivators perform different task for prolonged period of time under very hot and humid environment. Objective: In this backdrop the present study has been undertaken to find out the cardiac response status in male food crop cultivators (age range 24-30 years) during ‘Boro’ paddy cultivating time. Methods: Physical and physiological parameters were recorded. Dry bulb temperature, wet bulb temperature was also recorded during the working time. Strain indiceswerefound out. Results: Undesirableworking environmental situation making the task arduous for the food crop cultivators particularly during reaping and threshing.

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2019-05-27
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