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ACKNOWLEDGMENT TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS CHAPTER 1. The Problem and Its Background Introduction Setting of the Study Theoretical Framework Statement of the Problem Hypothesis Scope and Delimitation of the Study Importance of the Study Definition of Terms 2. Review Of Related Literature Environmental Pollution 15 12 9 9 1 3 5 6 9 i ii iii v ix x xi

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v Major Causes of Pollution Air Pollution 15 16

Water Pollution Sources of Water Contaminants …………………… Soil Pollution Noise Pollution Effects of Pollution on the Health Environmental Factors Affecting the Academic Performance Studies (Local and Foreign) Local ………………………………………………. Foreign ……………………………………………. 3. Methods Of Study And Sources Of Data Research Design Respondents of the Study Sources of Data Procedure of Gathering Data Statistical Technique Used Interpretation of Findings

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4. Presentation, Analysis, and Interpretation of Data The Situation of the Environment Existing in the Balumbato Elementary School ……………………………… 52

vi Noise Level Pollution ……………………………… Air Pollution ………………………………………. Water Pollution ……………………………………. Soil Pollution ………………………………………. Causes of The Existing Environmental Problems ……… 52 54 55 57 58

Perceptions of the Respondents on the Effects of these Environmental Problems ………………..………… Diseases Commonly Contracted by the Pupils Correlation of the Respondents Perceptions Regarding the Effects of the Existing Environmental Problems on The Academic Performance of the Pupils 66 61 64

5. Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations Findings Conclusions ………………………………………………. Recommendations BIBLIOGRAPHY APPENDICES A-1 A-2 A-3 A-4 Effects and Sources of Air Pollutants Stations General Air Pollution Assessment Diagrammatic Presentation of MTFT Respondents Average Grades 1st-2nd Grading 71 74 75 77 82 83 84 85 86 87

B 1-3 Standard References

vii C 1-5 Results of Laboratory Analyses D 1-4 Tables of Perceived Effects of the Existing Environmental Conditions At Balumbato Elementary School E Request Letters and Questionnaires 91 98 103 117

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