Journal of Health and Environmental Research

Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2021

  • Human Health Risks of Heavy Metal in Wells and Streams Water in the Vicinity of a Lead Mining in Nasarawa State, North Central, Nigeria

    Musa Williams Ombugus, Wuana Raymond Ahulle, Itodo Udoji Adams, Eneji Ishaq Shaibu

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 76-87
    Received: Mar. 10, 2021
    Accepted: Mar. 23, 2021
    Published: Apr. 07, 2021
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    Abstract: The quality of surface and ground water in mining communities is uncertain since metals associated with acid mine drainage are known to saturate these waters. A total of two (2) hand dug wells, two (2) stream water and six (6) mine waste water samples were collected in March 2019. The water samples were analyzed in triplicate for As, Pb, Hg, Cu, Zn... Show More
  • COVID-19 Cannot Sustainably Improve Air Quality: Evidence from Reopening an Economy

    Xiaoxuan Yang

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 88-98
    Received: Mar. 10, 2021
    Accepted: Mar. 26, 2021
    Published: Apr. 07, 2021
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    Abstract: One “silver lining” of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the reduction in air pollution that followed lockdowns. Unfortunately, this unintended air pollution decline will likely be short-lived. As regions begin to recover their economies, travel and industrial activity will increase the ambient pollutants quickly offsetting the improvement in air qual... Show More
  • Heavy Metals and Macronutrients Concentrations in Sewage Sludge Obtained from Decentralized Treatment Facility, Machakos Town, Kenya

    Julius Kioko Nzeve, Sydney Likhumba Ikubano

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 99-104
    Received: Apr. 06, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 19, 2021
    Published: Apr. 26, 2021
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    Abstract: With the increase of global population, wastewater treatment facilities face a major challenge of managing the large quantities of sewage sludge produced in urban areas. Due to this challenge many wastewater treatment plants have opted for use of sewage sludge as organic fertilizer to boost agricultural production. In Machakos Decentralized Treatme... Show More
  • Health Hazard Associated with Water and Mosquito Borne Diseases: A Case Study in the Barak Valley Along Silchar Town of Assam, Northeast India

    Mohit Kumar, Bhanu Prakash Mishra

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 105-111
    Received: Apr. 06, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 22, 2021
    Published: Apr. 30, 2021
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    Abstract: Objective (s): The current investigation has been carried out to determine the health hazard caused by water and mosquito borne diseases in the valley of river Barak along Silchar city (Assam); which has been recognized as a vulnerable area in terms of various kinds of hazards. Materials and Methods: In this study, the data analysis for several wat... Show More
  • Rate of Soil Contamination by Soil Transmitted Helminths in Relation to the Awareness Status of Pupils in Primary Schools of Penka-Michel, West-Cameroon

    Atiokeng Tatang Rostand Joël, Yondo Jeannette, Tsila Henri Gabriel, Nguemfo Tchankugni Arlette, Nkouayep Vanessa Rosine, Mpoame Mbida

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 112-121
    Received: Mar. 17, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 02, 2021
    Published: May 14, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Soil transmitted helminth (STH) infections disproportionately affect poor populations in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. They contaminate soil and pupils are mostly at risk of these infections due to their soil related habits. Aims: to assess pupils’ knowledge, attitude and practice in relation to the rate of soil contamina... Show More