On the occasion of World Environment Day, an awareness camp was organized by Nagpur Municipal Corporation in association with NGO Clean Air Asia for the Sanitary workers. “Combating air pollution” camp highlighted on the ill effects of garbage burning. As a guest speaker at the camp, Dr Sameer Arbat highlighted the precautions to be taken at work by the sanitary workers. On a daily basis, the *sanitary workers work to keep cities clean and are* at high risk of developing chronic respiratory diseases due to their exposure to ambient air pollution.
He explained the sources of air pollution and how to protect oneself from the occupational hazard of air pollution. The program was attended by more than 500 sanitary workers of Nagpur Municipal Corporation. Face masks were distributed to all sanitary workers and they were encouraged to not burn garbage waste.