The Negative Effects Of The Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution has been viewed as one of the most influential events to occur on to the economic world in the history of modern society. The impact of the Industrial Revolution on the world was that it catapulted the world economy into an almost frenzy like state. People might agree that industrialization was one of the smartest and prosperous thing to do. Indeed, industrialization had its positive effects like creating jobs, a mass production of products and revenue, but it had as much drawbacks as well. The invention of new machinery helped people performed tasks more efficiently and faster which lead to the decreased of many jobs for people. Working on the factories was a deadly and hazardous job for people. The biggest drawbacks …show more content…
Safety and health of the workers was scarce when working during this period. During the industrial period, jobs were exhausting, unsafe, and hazardous. It caused long working hours, it had bad working conditions, and there were times that it caused illness and death. There were cases that factory workers got caught by uncovered machinery resulting to injury or death. The dust and fumes from chemical factories harmed a person’s health. For instance, child labor had bad aspects and little to no positive aspects. Some of the bad effects were that children became week and sick, they were paid low wages. They were only paid one shilling compared to the 10-15 shillings that men make. Small children were working 13 hour days, and they were beaten if they worked too slow or were too late. This lead to the change roles of women. Women spend long hours away from their children. They worked in hazardous conditions which led to deformity of the chest and ribs. It put them at a risk of being crippled or getting a disease. For example, the poor conditions in coal mines was a negative effect of the industrial revolution. The conditions were horrible because people had to work half naked, risked lung disease, suffocation, drowning, cave-ins, and explosions. Urbanization led to many bad effects and one of them being the unsafe and deadly job a human being could have