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  Awareness of Global Warming  and E-waste Among School Teachers.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Global warming means average increase in the earth’s temperature and is considered  as a major health issue of the 21st century and E-waste is the issu of electronic garbage its also harm of living animals Objectives:1] To find out the awareness and knowledge about global warming among the school  teachers 2]. To find out the awareness and knowledge about E-waste among the school teachers Materials and Methods: Self administered questionnaire was used to collect information from 500 randomly selected school teachers of three different medium. Statistical analyses were performed with the perceantage of each quetions Ethical clearance, informed consent and assent were obtained. Results: 1]problem to be the major health issue due to global warming. Less than half (45.75%) participants ranked pollution to be the major cause for global warming. Majority of the techers (57.5%) were willing to walk or cycle instead of driving and only (12%) teachers were willing to plant trees for combating global warming. school teachers  exhibited significant difference in respect of their awareness and knowledge towards global warming. 2]teachers problem to be the major health. issue due to e-waste. Less than half (52.25%) participants ranked waste electronic materials to be the major cause for e-waste. Majority of the techers (67%) were willing to reuse of electronic tools and only (14%) teachers were willing to destroy electronic materials. school teachers  exhibited significant difference in respect of their awareness and knowledge towards e-waste Conclusion:. Periodic health education regarding global warming  and e-waste is still needed to increase awareness and knowledge among the school teachers.

 

Keywords: Global Warming, E-waste,Awareness, Green House gases, electronic materials, Knowledge, School techers.

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