Evaluation of awareness level of Taliqan residents about the health hazard of environmental pollution

Nazar Mohammad Wahaj, Mohammad Hassan Abidi


Protecting the environment is one of the most important responsibilities for every human being to keep it clean and protected. The pollutant and contaminated environment will cause many life-threatening diseases. It is well known that humans’ activities are the main causes of environmental pollution, therefore this research is aimed to evaluate the awareness level of Taliqan residents about the health hazards and environmental pollutions. The method used in this study was descriptive analytics and the data was collected through the questionnaires distributed to the townspeople and their responses were recorded. The results of this study showed that among 540 participants, 45.1% have fully awareness about the type of pollution and its health hazards, 25.74% have good knowledge, 14% have medal awareness, 11.85% have low awareness, 3.14% did not have any unaware. Also, none of the participants did not report daily activities of the municipality regarding management and cleanup of the city, while 1.85% reported the weekly activities, 20% monthly activities, 49.62% confirmed the non- program activities, and 19.44% were unaware of the city’s cleanup process by municipal authorities’ responsible persons. This study concludes that poor management of municipal officials, lack of waste containers on the road sides and amusement parks are the main reasons behind the waste storage and aggregation of rubbish in every corner of the city. In addition, lack of effective environmental education programs through the media has made the culture of urbanization and environmental protection less institutionalized among citizens.


Nazar Mohammad Wahaj
nazarwahaj@gmail.com (Primary Contact)
Mohammad Hassan Abidi
Wahaj, N. M. ., & Abidi, M. H. . (2020). Evaluation of awareness level of Taliqan residents about the health hazard of environmental pollution. International Journal of Innovative Research and Scientific Studies, 3(1), 10–14. https://doi.org/10.53894/ijirss.v3i1.27

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