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Environmental Health of the Sor María Romero Neighborhood of the Municipality of Matagalpa Nicaragua

This article describes the environmental health situation of the population of the Sor María Romero neighborhood of Matagalpa Nicaragua. Some determinants that were reviewed were exposure to the wastewater treatment plant, the municipal landfill and environmental practices in the inhabitants. Results: There is a direct relationship between living near the wastewater treatment plant and developing communicable diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhea. The perception of pollution to the environment are the bad odors coming from the wastewater treatment plant and the landfill located behind the neighborhood. Loss of taste, smell and flies are the complaints of the population, followed by the insecurity of the neighborhood by young delinquents. Conclusions: There is a relationship due to being exposed to the wastewater treatment plant and presenting diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia, loss of smell and taste. In the community they do not see environmental and epidemiological problems as a priority since they do not perceive them as day-to-day problems, the priority are social problems such as insecurity, the availability of drinking water and the lack of good roads. Recommendations. To the authorities of Matagalpa to relocate the (PTAR) and to sensitize the population of caring for the environment.

Public Health, Epidemiology, Environment, Bad Smells

Jonathan Delaniú Mejía Rivas. (2023). Environmental Health of the Sor María Romero Neighborhood of the Municipality of Matagalpa Nicaragua. Science Journal of Public Health, 11(5), 165-173.

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