Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003599
Title: Awareness on environmental hazards among school students – A questionnaire survey
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Humans are exposed to lots of hazards in their day-to-day life. Our world is facing natural disasters frequently since people use the environment according to their needs. The environmental hazards around school environment affect most of the school children who are not aware of it, mostly in rural areas in India. Thus, this study is to assess the awareness of environmental hazards among school children. Aim: The aim of this study was to analyze the knowledge and awareness of school students about the environmental hazards. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire survey was designed. The subjects involved were school children (n = 105). The questionnaire had 15 questions about the knowledge and awareness on environmental hazards. The questionnaire was distributed among school children. Data analysis was done using SPSS software. Results: 61.9% of the school students are aware about the types of environmental hazards. 35% of school children are aware about the water contamination in school water system and 42.8% of students are aware about the soil pollutants in their school playground which could cause various diseases in our body. Conclusion: School education on environmental hazards plays an important role in preparing students for creating awareness about the deleterious effects on environmental pollution. The results of this study may throw light on the awareness on the management and prevention of environmental hazards.

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    A. Ashwatha Pratha1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 , R. Gayathri 2 *

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    1 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: V. Vishnu Priya, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 160, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai–600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    A. Ashwatha Pratha1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 , R. Gayathri 2 *

    Title:Awareness on environmental hazards among school students – A questionnaire survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (June )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1365-1368)
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    Methodology:A questionnaire based survey
    Research Materials:Pollutants

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Education Hazards Pollutants School

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