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Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Health Hazards of Plastic Usage among Housewives in Selected Rural Areas, at Karimnagar, Telangana

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 9)

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Page : 612-615

Keywords : Plastic waste; Health hazards;

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Background: Health is a condition quality of the human organism expressing in the adequate of the human organism. In given conditions, genetic and environmental manipulations or interventions in much safer, cheaper and a more effective approach than all the others means of control. Accumulation of plastic wastes causes environmental pollution. That can be manifested in number of ways due to non - biodegradable nature. They cause hazardous negative impact on the environment. Disposal of plastic waste which is major cause of environmental pollution becomes carcinogenic to human birth defects, impaired immunity, endocrine disruption, development and reproductive effect. In addition to dumping of plastic material into marine, a large number of species are known to be harmed or killed which could jeopardize their survival, especially since many are already endangered by other forms of androgenic activities. A range of chemicals that are used in the manufacture of plastic are known to be toxic. The toxic chemicals along with its carcinogenicity will cause social and health impact by affecting the respiratory, nervous and reproductive system. On the day of international plastic bag free day its for to make the choice planet or plastic. Plastic pollution presume that only cows, goats, doll fins, seals and the like die of ingesting plastic and also human lungs liver spleen and kidneys contain microscopic bits of plastic in fact human being swallowing and breathing about 2, 000tiny pieces of plastic each week. Objectives: assess the level of knowledge regarding health hazards of plastic usage before and after structured teaching programme among housewives. determine the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding health hazards of plastic usage among housewives. find out the association of the post test knowledge regarding health hazards of plastic usage among housewives with their selected demographic variables. Materials and Method: Pre experimental design was used to assess the knowledge. The sample size for this study consists of 30 housewives, in Nagunur, at Karimnagar. Demographic variables and the level of knowledge among housewives concerning health hazards of plastic usage were collected by using structured questionnaire. Results: The pre test knowledge level of housewives revealed that the mean of knowledge score in pretest 60%of housewives had below average knowledge, 40% of housewives had average knowledge. whereas in post test 23.33% of housewives had average knowledge and76.67% of housewives had above average knowledge. Conclusion: The findings revealed that most of the housewives were present with inadequate knowledge regarding health hazards of plastic wastage. After conducting awareness teaching progamme their knowledge level is improved about health hazards of plastic usage.

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