International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess the knowledge on cosmetic pollution among women in selected areas at Nellore
J Samhitha, Latha P and Dr. Indira Arumugam
Background: There is different type of allergies possible with excessive use of cosmetics and it times their side effect even if the usage is limited. The allergies can be causing the skin, breathing, eating, hair etc. Skin allergies may be allergies to certain kind of lotions. Dangerous chemicals like sodium sulfate, phthalates, parables, triclosen and various reactive acids present in most popular cosmetic products today are absorbed by the skin in to blood stream and lead to various side effects.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the level of knowledge regarding cosmetic pollution among women.
Objectives: 1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding cosmetic pollution among women in Saraswathi Nagar. 2. To find out the association between level of knowledge regarding cosmetic pollution among women with selected socio demographic variables.
Methodology: 100 women aged between 18-45 years from Saraswathi Nagar, Nellore were selected by using convenience sampling method.
Results: Regarding the knowledge level of women, 3(3%) had B level, 17(17%) had C level and 80(80%) had D level of knowledge on cosmetic pollution.
J Samhitha, Latha P, Dr. Indira Arumugam. A study to assess the knowledge on cosmetic pollution among women in selected areas at Nellore. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2018;1(1):31-33. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2018.v1.i1A.10