Keywords : Food Poisoning
ANALYSIS ON THE INDIVIDUAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE FLARE UP OF FOOD POISONING AMONG HOSTEL STUDENTS - A SURVEY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 3153-3164
Introduction: Diseases are of two types based on the etiological agents- food borne poisoning and food borne infections. Food poisoning is caused mainly due to Poisonous chemicals or other toxic substances present in food. Ingestion of contaminated drink or food with toxins or bacteria or chemical substances causes acute gastritis. The main problems faced by the students residing in hostels are quality of the food served, sanitation and cleanliness of the hostel, pure water supply and first aid facilities in case of need. Food directly impacts the health of the student and unsanitary food causes a negative outlook of the student which in turn impacts the students desire to stay in the hostel. Potentially risky procedures include preservation of leftovers in an unsanitary environment, reheating of food in a possible unsafe way and food preparation with unprotected wounds on their hands. Student education regarding food poisoning needs to be in focus in an effort to decrease diseases which are food borne.