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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 7, Issue 2, Part D (2021)

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge level on effects of inhaling vapours of petrol on health among petrol pump workers in selected area of Pune city

Author(s)
Larry Wagh, Terisha Laishram, Jilna Mariam Jesse, Joycee Ngaineihoi Changsan, Dhanwantari S Kalane and Ashutosh S Kamble
Abstract
There are now many upcoming problems and issues regarding petrol inhalation among many petrol pump workers and the civilians who used petrol as day-to-day essentials.
Petrol is one of the most important stuff/ needs in our everyday life. The major effect of using petrol is that it is one of the greatest non-renewable resources. Petrol is a fossil fuel which is decomposed by the organic matter which was over million of years and ages. It is one of the highly inflammable liquid and it generally can affect the health of human beings. It is made up of crude oil and it is a mixture of members of hydrocarbons. The indicated colour of petrol was orange and it is a known non- renewable source of energy.
There were approximately between 50 workers including all the employees in each of the pumps. Many workers were employed there to earn their daily life / wages. The workers there were a source of income for many family. The need to study about the knowledge of the workers would help them to gain more knowledge about the effects of petrol vapour inhalation in their future and day-to-day life.
Quantitative approach was chooser for the research study. The research design used for the study was exploratory survey design. The study consists of 100 samples which are selected by nonprobability convenience sampling. The study was conducted in various petrol pump station in Pune. The data was collected by administering structured questionnaires to 100 participants under study. The questionnaire consists of two parts.
Section-A which deals with demographic data of participants and Section-B which consists of questions related to knowledge regarding the effects of inhaling vapours of petrol on health.
Major findings of the study were, Majority 49% of the workers where from the age group 22 to 25 years. Majority 54% of the samples where educated up to secondary level. Majority 88% where male employed workers. 67% of the workers where having knowledge regarding the effects of inhaling vapours of petrol on health and majority 57% where having a work experience of 1 to 5 years. 32% of the workers have poor knowledge regarding the effects of inhaling vapours of petrol on health. And 1% among the workers where having good knowledge regarding the effects of inhaling vapours of petrol on health.
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How to cite this article:
Larry Wagh, Terisha Laishram, Jilna Mariam Jesse, Joycee Ngaineihoi Changsan, Dhanwantari S Kalane, Ashutosh S Kamble. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge level on effects of inhaling vapours of petrol on health among petrol pump workers in selected area of Pune city. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(2):206-208.
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