Rahman I. Shipbreaking activities are a source of lethal POPs. Lipman Zada.
The scraps from the ships are staked haphazardly on the sea shore, leaving behind an accumulation of metal fragments and rust particularly iron in the soil.
Some of the major environmental problems relating to land use changes in the coastal areas of Bangladesh : A review Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 4 January 1—8.
Shiue H. Hougee M.
It can also cause damage to blood vessels. Indiscriminate expansion of ship breaking activities poses a real threat to the coastal inter-tidal zone and its habitat.