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sjimu 2014, 22(3): 52-58 Back to browse issues page
The Knowledge of Kashan’s People on Air pollution and Its Effects, Sources and Controlling Method
M Rezaee mofrad , Gh Hosain dost, F Rangraz jedi, H Gilasi, Z Gharli pour, R Vafaee
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Introduction: Air pollution is defined as the pr-esence of one or more pollutants in outdoor air that put risk to human, animal and plant health. Given that the knowledge of people regarding air pollution would be effective to promote the environmental health related plans by pract-itioners, therefore the current study aimed to determine the knowledge of Kashan’s people about air pollution and its effects, sources and controlling method. Materials & Methods: The current study was a descriptive cross-sectional study that was perf-ormed through systematic random sampling on 400 people living in Kashan city. A researcher made questionnaire was used after determining the validity and reliability. The questionnaire contained demographic questions for know-ledge of air pollution and its effects, sources and control methods. Knowledge scores were graded as 0-50% for weak, 50-75% for interm-ediate and 75-100% for good scores. Data were collected from the questionnaires as well as from face to face interviewing and were anal-yzed using descriptive statistics. Findings: Of participants, 26 people (65%) ag-ed 20-40 years, 232(58%) married and 264(66%) had diploma degree. 349(87.4%) had knowledge regarding sources, 365(91.4%) reg-arding effects and 386(96.5%) regarding the controlling method of air pollution. Totally, 376 people (91.75%) had knowledge of air pollution and the least knowledge was pertained to textile industry [260 (65%)]. Discussion & Conclusion: The knowledge of air pollution and its source, effects and contr-olling method was good in Kashan city. The current study recommends more educational programs regarding the pollutants of textile, and similar studies in other cities, and among different groups of people.
Keywords: knowledge, air pollution of control methods, air pollution sources
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: physiology
Received: 2014/07/21 | Accepted: 2014/07/21 | Published: 2014/07/21
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rezaee mofrad M, hosain dost G, rangraz jedi F, gilasi H, gharli pour Z, vafaee R. The Knowledge of Kashan’s People on Air pollution and Its Effects, Sources and Controlling Method . sjimu. 2014; 22 (3) :52-58
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