Perceived Impact of Environmental Health Hazards on the people of Atan-Oba Community, Offa, Kwara State

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Department of Health promotion and Environmental Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin


This study was conducted to determine the perception of impact of environmental health hazards in Atan-Oba Community in Offa Kwara State, Nigeria. Atan-Oba region is known to be overcrowded with poor or inadequate sanitation. Two hundred (200) respondents were randomly selected using simple random sampling technique for the research. Descriptive survey design was used with questionnaire as research tools to elicit information from the respondents. The data collected were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics with the aid of SPSS 17.0. Results indicated significant relationships between the well-being of people and hazards of environmental pollution (r-value+027. p.006) significant relationship between causes of environment health and people's health (r= -170,p=018).Findings from this study indicated that the well-being of people of Atan Oba community were significantly influenced by the high environmental pollution and causes or sources of the pollution. This study recommends that government at all levels should provide effective legislation to ensure compliance with environmental sanitation at community level, environmental sanitation should be carried out at least once in a month and health care providers should give proper enlightenment campaign on the importance of sanitation and its negative effects on the people's health



perception, impact, environmental, hazard