The following are ranked as first five factors contributing to the existingenvironmental problems at Balumbato Elementary School and its vicinity: (1) smokeemitted from nearby factories, (2) foul odor from toilets (3) unpleasant/foul odor fromfactories; (4) temperate weather and (5) foul odor from garbage.
How do the pupils, parents, and teacher respondents perceive theeffects of the environmental problems?Predominant effects of the environmental problems were eye irritations,absenteeism, headaches, and inattentiveness in class, languishes and lack of concentration during class hours.The pupil and the teacher respondents considered the effects of theenvironmental constraints as “alarming,” whereas the parents perceived the affects as“disturbing”.
What are the diseases commonly contracted by the pupils?The respondent underscored colds, cough, fever and headaches as the leadingdiseases that mostly affected them. Anemia was apparently the disease that was leastcontracted.
Based on the salient findings the following conclusions were drawn.1.Prevalent pollution problems around Balumbato Elementary School and its proximate neighborhood were air and noise pollution.Water samples from MWSS Tap from Balumbato Elementary Schoolcanteen and new Bldg. were analyzed as safe for drinking purpose.