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Title: Health Hazards Associated with Waste Dye Wells in Zaria - A Northern Nigerian City
Authors: Ajibola, V O
Rilwanu, R
Issue Date: Feb-2000
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Chemical analyses of water samples obtained from waste dye wells and some drinking water wells located around dyeing areas of Zaria have been carried out. Water samples were collected in the dry and wet seasons of the year. Results obtained for both seasons were compared and related to some of the ailments observed among the local dyers and residents who drink from these contaminated wells. The findings show that environment-related ailments ranging from skin and eye problems to cancerous, tumours and methaemglobinacmia in children could he attributed to the disposal of dye wastes in these areas. These ailments appear to be more severe during the dry season, when the concentrations of pollutants are high.
Page(s): 132-135
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.59(02) [February 2000]

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