Relation between Distances, Malodor Perceptions and Respiratory Problems in Cipayung Landfill
Rima Maulida Hidayati1, Suyud Warno Utomo2, Haryoto Kusnoputranto3

1Rima Maulida Hidayati, Master Program of Environmentah Health, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia. 

2Suyud Warno Utomo, Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health and School of Environmental Science, Environmental Studies Program, Universitas Indonesia. 

3Haryoto Kusnoputranto, Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health-Universitas Indonesia. 

Manuscript received on 11 January 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 07 February 2020 | Manuscript Published on 20 February 2020 | PP: 274-278 | Volume-9 Issue-3S January 2020 | Retrieval Number: C10620193S20/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C1062.0193S20

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Abstract: The waste which enters Cipayung landfill is 800 tons/day and the height of the waste heap reaches 30 meters. This study aims to investigate the perceptions of people living near the landfill regarding respiratory problems and malodor complaints which come from the landfill and to identify the relationship between home distance from landfill with malodor complaints and respiratory problems. This research uses primary data using a questionnaire consisting of 3 parts, including general characteristics of respondents, malodor perceptions, and respiratory problems. The sample is 100 people who live in Hamlet 07, Cipayung Urban Village. All respondents (100%) smell foul of the landfill, with the majority saying that the smell disturbs daily activities (70%) and causes unhealthy effects (75%). Majority of respondents (81%) had suffered respiratory problems during living near the landfill. And the most frequent symptom of respiratory problems in the last 2 weeks was coughing (25%). There are significancies of relation between distances and malodor perceptions (p-value 0.015), and relation between distances and respiratory problems (0.038) If malodor coming from the Cipayung landfill left untreated it will have more serious long-term effects. So it needs amelioration of processing system and other efforts by the stakeholders in order to decrease the risk of health and environment problems caused by H2S from Cipayung Landfill.

Keywords: Community Perception, Malodor, Respiratory Problems, Hydrogen Sulfide.
Scope of the Article: Environmental Engineering