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Aman Basu

Other affiliations: York University
Bio: Aman Basu is an academic researcher from Visva-Bharati University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Globalization & Scale (ratio). The author has an hindex of 3, co-authored 7 publications receiving 18 citations. Previous affiliations of Aman Basu include York University.

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TL;DR: Spatial and seasonal distribution of PAHs, source identification, and their associated carcinogenic health risk was investigated in street dust of Durgapur, India and two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) exposed that the sites, seasons and site-season interactions were vividly affected by dissimilarPAHs.

23 citations

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29 Mar 2022-Water
TL;DR: In this article , the authors systematically identified 65 publications from 1996 to November 2021 that were subjected to bibliometric, text, and content analysis, and found that there is a growing research interest surrounding fast fashion and water quality, with 74% of the articles published in the last 5 years, and the majority of publications and citations are from China and European countries.
Abstract: The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry, contributing 8% of all carbon emissions and 20% of all global wastewater, with an anticipated 50% increase in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. To gain a better understanding of the state of the academic literature on the environmental impacts of the fast fashion industry, we systematically identified 65 publications from 1996 to November 2021 that were subjected to (i) bibliometric, (ii) text, and (iii) content analysis. We found that there is a growing research interest surrounding fast fashion and water quality, with 74% of the articles published in the last 5 years, and the majority of publications and citations are from China and European countries. We summarise the evaluation of production processes, such as carbon and water footprints, along with recycling practices aimed to increase the sustainability of the fashion industry. Circular economy, social environmental responsibility, and sustainability governance are key areas for future research in this growing field.

11 citations

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TL;DR: This work yielded a firsthand ground‐level insight into the comprehensive yet diverse responses from youths regarding the COVID‐19 pandemic in India, which aims to understand the thought of the youth, their opinions and understanding of various aspects of the CO VID‐19Pandemic.
Abstract: Objective: In this COVID-19 pandemic, there are not many sound studies focusing on the extensive socioeconomic impact ushered in with this disaster. This work aims to understand the thought of the youth, their opinions and understanding of various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methodology: Using a combined qualitative-quantitative approach, Q-method, we tried to assess people's discernment from different perspectives. This was done through a questionnaire survey method during the national-level lockdown 1.0 in India. Results: We have differentiated the perceptions of youth respondents into seven factors, including six subdimensions, on COVID-19 pandemic (viz., science, society, environment, economy, politics, and religion). The choices and opinions have been segregated into two major groups: quantitative and qualitative. Conclusion: This work yielded a firsthand ground-level insight into the comprehensive yet diverse responses from youths regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in India. There are various topics that arise from this study, for example, misinformation, misinterpretation of science, dubious nature of faith in governance and policy, turbid understanding of strategy, polarization of opinion, and so forth. Following this work of identification, the next steps would be to understand how to mitigate the problems toward betterment in the COVID-19 pandemic situation or similar widespread crisis events in the foreseeable future.

7 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the bioaccessibility of eight potentially toxic elements (PTEs), their human exposure and health risk assessments were determined in the indoor dust of residence and schools from the Asansol Industrial area, India.
Abstract: Bioaccessibility of eight potentially toxic elements (PTEs), their human exposure and health risk assessments were determined in the indoor dust of residence and schools from the Asansol Industrial area, India. The PTEs concentrations were maximum during the winter both at houses and schools. The average PTEs concentrations throughout the year in Asansol were 3.16, 120, 156, 41708, 2354, 61.3, 115 and 345 mg.kg-1 for Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn respectively. X-ray powder diffraction indicated an abundance of quartz in the indoor dust. Principal component analysis (PCA) indicated multiple sources such as traffic, industries, and lithogenic sources for PTEs in indoor dust. Percentage of bioaccessibility was maximum for Cd (55.3% throughout the year). Total PTEs concentration and a bioaccessible fraction of PTEs both were used for health risk assessment, and non-carcinogenic health risk was <1 for total PTEs and the bioaccessible fraction of PTEs. Health risk of total PTEs’ (HItotal) for Mn was high for both children and adult (6.76E-01 and 1.3E-01, respectively). Monte Carlo simulation model indicated that all the cumulative probability of Hazard Quotient (HQ) for collectively eight metals was below 1.

7 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the Spearman correlation and data envelopment analysis was applied to assess the efficiency of nations in converting their level of globalization towards achieving socio-economic development along with trends of reaching the just operating space for 146 countries.
Abstract: Globalization is embedded in socioeconomic development at the glocal scale (local to global). Drawing up from Kate Raworth’s Doughnut economics framework coupled with UN Sustainable development goals, we interrogate the relationship of globalization for socio-economic development (2000–2017). Here we have applied the Spearman correlation and data envelopment analysis to assess the efficiency of nations in ‘converting’ their level of globalization towards achieving socio-economic development along with trends of reaching the just operating space for 146 countries. Then, we calculate improvement targets and identify trends among income categories (World Bank). We have also analyzed the Malmquist productivity index for 34 large economies to understand spatiotemporal trends of change in efficiency and their contributing components (2001–2015). We have found that productivity change was mostly influenced by technical progress. A large group of countries are moving towards crossing desired thresholds; however, some are harnessing globalization efficiently to get assistance. It is possible to maintain dual achievement. However, some of the countries are lagging in one or both aspects. Most countries could attain just operating space even with their existing level of globalization. Our findings reveal the importance of the dual achievement: using contemporary features (such as globalization) for the benefit of socioeconomic development.

7 citations


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TL;DR: A forum to review, analyze and stimulate the development, testing and implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies at regional, national and global scales as mentioned in this paper, which contributes to real-time policy analysis and development as national and international policies and agreements are discussed.
Abstract: ▶ Addresses a wide range of timely environment, economic and energy topics ▶ A forum to review, analyze and stimulate the development, testing and implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies at regional, national and global scales ▶ Contributes to real-time policy analysis and development as national and international policies and agreements are discussed and promulgated ▶ 94% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

2,587 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a systematic literature search following the PRISMA guideline covering 12 scholarly databases was conducted to retrieve various types of peer-reviewed articles that reported causes, impacts, or countermeasures of the COVID-19 infodemic.
Abstract: An unprecedented infodemic has been witnessed to create massive damage to human society. However, it was not thoroughly investigated. This systematic review aims to (1) synthesize the existing literature on the causes and impacts of COVID-19 infodemic; (2) summarize the proposed strategies to fight with COVID-19 infodemic; and (3) identify the directions for future research. A systematic literature search following the PRISMA guideline covering 12 scholarly databases was conducted to retrieve various types of peer-reviewed articles that reported causes, impacts, or countermeasures of the infodemic. Empirical studies were assessed for risk of bias using the Mixed-Methods Appraisal Tool. A coding theme was iteratively developed to categorize the causes, impacts, and countermeasures found from the included studies. Social media usage, low level of health/eHealth literacy, and fast publication process and preprint service are identified as the major causes of the infodemic. Besides, the vicious circle of human rumor-spreading behavior and the psychological issues from the public (e.g., anxiety, distress, fear) emerges as the characteristic of the infodemic. Comprehensive lists of countermeasures are summarized from different perspectives, among which risk communication and consumer health information need/seeking are of particular importance. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed and future research directions are suggested.

54 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated the behavioural psychological changes among university students due to covid-19 crises and lockdown, and found that students are suffering from academic anxiety, fear, Mysophobia, etc.

49 citations

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TL;DR: In this article , the authors proposed a model to gain a deeper understanding of how technological innovations help achieve a successfully sustainable fashion, while simultaneously improving sustainability practices, and fashion startup managers can use the proposed model.
Abstract: The consumption of unsustainable fashion and wasteful practices have recently attracted significant attention in practice and academia. The global fashion industry is expected to grow from $1.5 trillion in 2020 to approximately $2.25 trillion by 2025, indicating a continuous growth in demand. New technological developments are used to transition to a green economy and to promote an environmentally conscious fashion movement. Technology may seem counterintuitive, but becoming more sustainable is crucial for fashion, which is often an accelerant of waste. Sustainable fashion technologies significantly impact waste reduction through materials, products, and consumer experiences. Material changes made by environmentally conscious businesses improve longevity and reduce resource consumption. Fashion startup managers can use the proposed model to gain a deeper understanding of how technological innovations help achieve a successfully sustainable fashion, while simultaneously improving sustainability practices.

36 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a new phosphoric acid modification method is proposed to improve the PM0.2 reduction efficiency by adding a kaolin additive, which can destroy the internal structure of kaolin by the leaching of Al cations and the formation of active free silica.

21 citations