Awareness and Self Perceived Effect of Noise Pollution among Students of Tertiary Institutions in Ilesa, South-Western Nigeria

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.04.02.Art062

Authors : Akinyemi Patrick Ayodeji, Ojo Temitope Olumuyiwa


This research work was aimed at assessing the awareness and perceived effect of noise pollution among students of tertiary institution in Osun State. Questionnaire was administered to 125 respondents in this descriptive cross sectional study. The degree of exposure was assessed using three questions- intensity of noise relative to that of busy traffic; need to raise voice at the location and raising volume of music gadget after leaving the site. Knowledge of common effect noise was also assessed.

There was moderate level of awareness of effect of noise pollution among the participants, 58.4% of the respondents. The common sources of noise pollution were peoples’ conversation, generator and traffic congestion. Despite this level of awareness of noise pollution, awareness of existence of noise regulatory law is very low. Only 24% of the respondents were aware of the law. 


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