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Environmental Health Risk Perception among the Residents of Bahawalpur City Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1Faculty of Science, Department of Geography, The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (3), Pages 1-7, March,22 (2016)

Abstract

Environmental health comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social, and psychosocial factors in the environment. The main objective of this research is the analysis of the public perception about environment health risk factors and environmental health education in urban area. Based on this approach field survey through questionnaire was conducted among the public from six residential areas of Bahawalpur City. First, this paper identifies environmental health risk factors exist in urban area of Bahawalpur. Next to it, public perception about various environmental health risk factors were calculated on five point Likert scale ranging from none, low, moderate, high and donít know. In addition to it, it was also analysed that how people perceive the most influential media and sector to promote environmental education. Finally this study leads the authors to design a wide range of appropriate management suggestions for environment health awareness.

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