Ambient Smell

NEIGHBORHOOD AMBIENT SMELL MAP

SMELL

The faculty or power of perceiving odours or scents by means of the organs in the nose. To perceive odours or scents surrounding on all sides.

SIGNIFICANCE

Strong, unpleasant or offensive smell can interfere with a person’s enjoyment of life especially if they are frequent and / or persistent. Major factors relevant to perceived odour nuisance are:
1.Degree of Offensiveness
2.Duration of exposure to odour
3.Frequency of odour occurrence
4.Tolerance and expectation of the receptor.

Though foul odour may not cause direct damage to health, toxic stimulants of odour may cause ill health or respiratory symptoms. Secondary effects, in some, may be nausea, insomnia and discomfort. Very strong odour can result in nasal irritation; trigger symptoms in individuals with breathing problems or asthma. On the economic front, loss of property value near odour causing operations/ industries and odorous environment is partly a consequence of offensive smell.

AMBIENT SMELL MAP FOR LANE 15, PRABHAT ROAD AND VICINITY

AMBIENT SMELL QUALITY STANDARDS

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Find out how we are calibrating percieved smell quality through the Smellometer.

One can see that most of the ward falls well within the good smell area except for two areas that can be pinpointed.

ANALYSIS

OUTCOME: AROUND 20% OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS AFFECTED BY BAD SMELL MAINLY CAUSED BY GARBAGE
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STRESS DUE TO UNHEALTHY AMBIENT SMELL

Unpleasant odours can arise from specific industrial processes, adversely affecting workers and even residents. The most common sources of odour arise from sewage treatment plants, animal rendering factories, chemicals etc in the neighbourhood. Unpleasant smell can affect one’s mood, can lead to frustration, and non productivity.

HOW SMELL AFFECTS QUALITY OF LIFE

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PROBLEM AREAS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

    1. Proper garbage disposal.
    2. Dustbins and other garbage containers must be properly covered.
    3. Better waste management practices.
    4. Public education about sanitation and cleanliness especially in schools.