Industrializations negative effects were bad working conditions, long and strenuous hours, injury and even death took it role on the society during this time. First, during the industrial revolution, bad working conditions were almost for sure. So many people had been stuck with a dangerous job, and on top of that the way they worked was even worse. Even little kids had to work in these terrible conditions. Children were forced to work where adults had a hard time working, mostly things that were easier so that way it wasn’t too complicated to where they couldn’t do it or slowed production.
The Industrial Revolution created the new working class. Comparing to the life of the wealthy and people in middle class, the housing conditions of the industrial workers seemed outlandish. They were packed into tenements, or multistory buildings divided into tiny rooms, with no running water, sewage, nor clean drinking water. Their wastes were dumped onto the streets and rivers. On top of these harsh conditions, the sanitation system in these tenements were extremely poor which caused the widespread of diseases, such as cholera.
In addition to the low wages, they were subject to long hours in the gruesome factories. All of these conditions built up a large amount of anger towards the government and factory owners. The workers had to do something in order to better their lives. Workers in 19th century Europe had horrible lives as a result of limited attention from the government; workers union were the only thing that ended up getting the attention of the government, and therefore bettering the worker’s lives. While working conditions was a big problem during this time period, there were some solutions that did have some affect on the prob... ... middle of paper ... ...sult of little attention from the government; workers unions were the only thing that got the government’s attention, and therefore improving the worker’s lives.
Many of the fumes and filth that was pumped into the air caused many illness and deaths. Many people were unable to work because that became sick due to all the disgusting particles that filled the cities air. Midway through the Revolution machines started take the place of the workers because many of the workers were getting sick and dying; which led to even more poverty. “Some machines took the place of human labor resulting to high unemployment rate for those people who lack competencies and skills. Because of this, those who cannot look for a better job to earn for living were forced to commit crime just to support their families" (3).
A large amount of these factories are also poorly ventilated when there are harmful chemicals being used (Goldman 1). Often lacking proper safety equipment like goggles or ear-buds, the workers feel at risk to being seriously injured. Also, they could be exposed to chemicals or substances without proper masks. In the future these workers will find themselves having serious health conditions because of this (Little 1). Constantly working in these conditions is not ideal.
There were still harmful impacts nevertheless, that cost woman and others that were working in the factories their lives. Due to the lack of safety precautions and women were still expected to wear long flowy dresses that caught into the machinery, accidents were common. Many lost limbs, were burned in explosions or lost their lives and this had a harmful impact on their health and their families’ health. Without the constant income, family members would starve or possibly lose their home. Workers constantly were handling dangerous chemicals which caused health problems that outlasted the war.
And the factory owners hired women and children because they could pay them less. But the factory work was very dangerous for children because they could be hurt by the machines and they could also get sick from the chemicals and fumes in the factory. And this soon caused revolt and the cities became a
In conclusion, changes were made for the better, however after the above examples, it only made matters worse. It seemed as though no matter what reforms were made, they always failed. Domestic servants during this time were more of a victim instead of a disease transporter. Rio de Janeiro was simply behind its time and could not handle the amount of people living there. The lower class or domestic servants, who worked for the upper class, were at a sheer disadvantage because of how they were forced to live.
Therefore, inventions put an end to small business workers who processed everything by hand. Workers in smaller settings that did work manually could not keep up with the swift processing power of power looms and spinning machines. These workers formed the Luddites, who protested new machinery in factories due to their fear that they would lose their jobs. This generated anxiety when Luddites violently threatened to burn down factories. The threat of the Luddites violently burning down business owners factories provoked stress and massive tension between the two groups.
The Industrial Revolution in Great Britain and elsewhere led initially to a fall in workers' purchasing power or to a deterioration in their living conditions. Industrialization has also affected the environment by an increase in pollution and by the dumping of waste. This has in turn put industrialization under much scrutiny from the "hippies and tree huggers". A prime example of industrialization's bad effects is Newark NJ.