Show simple item record Mokhasi, L. Kekana, M.P. Matlala, S.F. 2016-10-06T06:27:40Z 2016-10-06T06:27:40Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Mokhasi, L., Kekana, M.P. & Matlala, S.F. (2015). Handling and disposal practices of compact en_US
dc.description Published in: African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) October 2015 (Supplement 1:1), pp. 135-145. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the practices of households concerning the handling and disposal of used and broken Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) at a village in Limpopo Province of South Africa. Cross-sectional quantitative design was used. A self-administered structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Cluster random sampling was used to select a sample of 338 households who participated in the study. The results indicated that 53.6 % of the households had improper handling and disposal practices while 46.4% had proper handling and disposal practices of broken and used CFLs. The results further indicated a relationship between gender, age and employment status with practice on the handling and disposal of broken and used CFLs. The study concluded that more than half of respondents had improper handling and disposal practice of CFLs. These results necessitate community education about proper disposal methods and handling of broken and used CFLs as well as establishment of disposal site by the municipality. Keywords: Waste handling, waste disposal, compact fluorescent lamps, mercury exposure, practices, rural village. en_US
dc.format.extent Article 11 pages. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of Medical Sciences, Public Health and Health Promotion, University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Waste handling en_US
dc.subject Waste disposal en_US
dc.subject Compact fluorescent lamps en_US
dc.subject Mercury exposure en_US
dc.subject Rural villages en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health facilities - Waste disposal en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Refuse and refuse disposal en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public health - Research en_US
dc.title Handling and disposal practices of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) at a village in Limpopo Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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