Health communication and awareness of aluminium-waste disposal effects among Ogun state housing corporation residents

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Toluwalope Oresanya


This paper determines the awareness profile of residents of Ogun state housing corporation, who have resorted to collecting aluminium waste as a cheap alternative to assuage the deplorable state of road networks in the estate. A total of 200 copies of a questionnaire were randomly distributed to the residents of the estate. The survey determined their level of awareness of aluminium waste disposal, and their level of involvement in the collection, use and contact with these waste materials. In cases of awareness about the health implications, the medium through which they gained such awareness was further queried. The findings recommend that harnessing the participation of all stakeholders would bring stability to the growing demand for these materials within the estate. Similarly, coordinating educative and informative campaigns in the estate would expedite enhanced consciousness and eventual cessation of the possibilities of contact and inhalation of aluminium waste in the housing estate.

Keywords: Aluminium waste,awareness, communication, public health.


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