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Assessing knowledge, awareness, and perception of traffic personnel in Iligan City, Philippines on urban air pollution

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Al-Najid M. Sumndad, Lucilyn L. Maratas

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.11( 4), 89-99, October 2017


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Field traffic enforcers are the forefront in directing traffic in which they are assigned in the busy streets filled with automobiles expelling fumes and are one of the populations that are constantly exposed to air pollution via traffic exhaust. This study evaluates the knowledge, awareness, and perception on air pollution of this population who are at high risk by means of a questionnaire-guided interview. The study population consists of a total of thirty-five field traffic personnel who are natives in Iligan City and basic sociodemographic data were gathered from the study population. All of the members of the study population reported to be aware and has sufficient knowledge on air pollution. Different perceptions on air pollution were noted and a significant number of the population (82.86%) has a positive attitude towards air pollution on the local scale. Factors such as age, marital status, gender, and years of service were found to be significant in correlation (p-value 0.000 is less than α=0.05) to how they perceive air pollution. Furthermore, the attitude of the study population was found to be of significant correlation (p-value 0.000<α=0.05) to the resulting environmental actions they have done and what precautionary measures they are observing.


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