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Evaluation of light pollution awareness and residential lights in Pasig City

Rose Ann Bautista, Peachy Mae Turalba, Joanna Jane Cabuguazon

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.19(6), 30-37, December 2021

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Light pollution is unwanted or excessive artificial light. This research study aimed to know the residential artificial light source of Pasig City and their awareness of light pollution by using a simple survey questionnaire. This study reveals that the residents are unaware of light pollution and its effect on animals, plants, humans, and the environment. Most people are sleeping with lights on and turning it off from 12:00 am to 2:00 am. Also, most of the respondents answered that streetlights, light bulbs, residential lights, business establishments, and car headlights are their primary light sources. It is notable that based on the study result, the light condition on a usual night outside the residences is in fair brightness, which is also their ideal light condition. Light trespass is the typical type of light pollution that may be observed in the City. It is essential to deliver and provide facts and information about light pollutions and its effect on the community and the industry. The creation of policies is advisable to minimize and control light pollution in municipalities.

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