Epidemiological Study of Kawasan Waterfalls

Clyde Bodiongan (1), Vanesa Montes (2), Weneliza Morial (3), Iris April Ramirez (4), Marchee Tabotabo (5), Marife Matic Marife Matic (6)
(1) Secondary school teacher in Panglaw Bohol, Philippines, Philippines,
(2) Secondary school teacher in Cebu City, Philippines, Philippines,
(3) Secondary School Teacher in Agusan Del Sur, Philippines, Philippines,
(4) Professor, Bukidnon State University, Philippines, Philippines,
(5) Secondary school teacher in Cebu City, Philippines, Philippines,
(6) Professor, Samar State University Paranas Campus, Philippines, Philippines


A place with clean water is worth living for, however, if it runs counter to the usual, it corollary results in some diseases. This epidemiological study does not intend to give a false image on the Kawasan Waterfalls of Badian Cebu, Philippines rather, it aids to provide awareness among tourists to at least minimize anthropological activities that could contribute to water pollutants which cause an increased amount of heavy metals present in the water. With the collection of analyte and lab testing for the presence of cadmium, lead, and mercury in the aforementioned research environment, it was found that the water will not pose any health hazard to anyone in and around the river falls and even to any tourist in the place who wants to plunge into its azure water as far as cadmium and lead concentration is concerned. However, the mean concentration of mercury on the water projected a value, which is beyond the permissible concentrations and therefore may harm anyone in the community. Thus, it is recommended to strengthen measures to prevent and to control the release of these substances into the natural water. Shower facilities should be provided in the place and swimmers should wash first before plunging into the river. As part of an ongoing education and training effort, communicate all information on the health and safety hazards of mercury to potentially exposed individuals on the place. It is also suggested to conduct further concentration analysis of other metals present in the said water falls.

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Clyde Bodiongan
Vanesa Montes
Weneliza Morial
Iris April Ramirez
Marchee Tabotabo
Marife Matic Marife Matic
[email protected] (Primary Contact)
Bodiongan, C., Montes, V., Morial, W., Ramirez, I. A., Tabotabo, M., & Marife Matic, M. M. (2017). Epidemiological Study of Kawasan Waterfalls. Environmental Science & Sustainable Development, 2(1), 102–110. https://doi.org/10.21625/essd.v2i1.78

Article Details

Received 2017-05-14
Accepted 2017-06-30
Published 2017-06-07