The Effectiveness of a Simple Filtration Tool Made from Bananas in Reducing PM2.5 at Fish Smoking House in Ternate City


  • Susan Arba Politeknik Ministry of HealthTernate
  • Mustafa Politeknik Ministry of HealthTernate


PM2.5, banana midrib, smoking fish


Particulate Matter (PM) is a type of hazardous pollutant of various sizes, which can cause high mortality due to exposure to air pollution. Particulate Matter <2.5µm (PM2.5) or so-called fine Particle particles is one type of particulate that is very small in size and can cause various types ofdisease. If inhaled into the body can penetrate the lower respiratory tract and can through the bloodstream. The smoke produced by burning coconut shells in a fish-smoking environment is a problem that exists in the smokingroom of fish. This study aims to analyze The Effectiveness of a Simple Filtration Tool in Reducing PM2.5 0 In Fish Smoking Houses In Ternate City. The research design used is pre-experimental with the method one group pre-post test design. The research was carried out in a fish-smoking house, Ternate City, Maluku Province North. The population in this study was all fish-smoking houses in the City of Ternate. Data thatcollected and then processed using a statistical program. The results showed that the p-value PM2.5 is 0.048 which is less than the critical research limit (<0.05), meaning that there is a difference There is a significant difference between PMmeasurements2.5 before and after which means a simple filtration tool made frombanana midrib is effective in reducing PM2.5. Conclusion Filtering system made from banana midrib is effective in reducing the fish-smoking house.