Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003710
Title: Awareness of plastic hazards among dental students
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study is to create and assess the awareness of plastic hazards among dental students. Materials and Methods: A prospective, cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey study was carried out at Saveetha Dental College on the awareness of plastic hazards. A well-structured questionnaire was prepared, distributed, and collected when it was filled by the undergraduate student. The questionnaire mainly evaluated the undergraduates basic awareness of the subject of plastic hazards, its effects and management of the hazard. The result was then statistically analyzed and processed. Results: Most of the participants in the settings had the awareness of hazards of plastic bag usage. Plastics are commonly used by the people due to their easy availability and ease of handling goods. Females were found to use plastics more often than males in shopping, carrying goods, etc. The results were graphically represented and then analyzed. Conclusion: Plastic pollution can lead to various health problems such as lung diseases, skin diseases, reproductive problems, and growth and maturation problems. Therefore, reducing the use of plastic and increasing the use of biodegradable and jute bags can reduce plastic pollution. However, there is a need for spreading the awareness of using alternative strategies.

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    Anupama Deepak, V. Vishnu Priya*, R. Gayathri

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. V. Vishnu Priya, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Anupama Deepak, V. Vishnu Priya*, R. Gayathri

    Title:Awareness of plastic hazards among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (July)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1556-1558)
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    Methodology:Awareness, Biodegradable products
    Research Materials:Plastic hazards

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Awareness Biodegradable products Plastic hazards

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