A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY ON PUBLIC AWARENESS, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE ON AIR POLLUTION AND HEALTH THREATS
Riddhi Gaikwad, Krutika Sonare and *Dr. Srabani Bhattacharya
It is a cross sectional study. Total number of participants were 102. This study was conducted among adult population of either gender. The participants were from both urban and rural residence of India. Among the respondents 69% were female and 31% were male. 90.2% from urban area 9.8% from rural are. Regarding the question few causes of air pollution 78.2% participants answered about traffic congestion, 43.6% climate change, 52.5% over population, 81.2% cutting of trees and 65.3% answered about urbanisation. Regarding pattern of weather is generally changing 96.08% of participants answered yes. 100% of the respondents know about air pollution. 85.29% of the participants agreed to take part in a campaign about environmental issue. Regarding few air pollutants 85.3% know about dust,83.3% automobiles, 62.7% coal/oil combustion. Quality of life can be achieved by identification and effective management of health related issues.
Keywords: Air Pollution, Health threats, Weather change, Causes of Air Pollution.
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