The Waste, Pollution & Sustainability Challenges - Nigeria
Nigeria is one of the fastest growing countries in the world, and it also happens to be one of the most polluted countries in the world. However, very little attention is given to pollution, yet it remains one of the most damaging effects on health, finances and the environment. Now more than ever, there’s a need to focus on mitigating the high and skyrocketing levels of waste and pollution in Nigeria, and other ECOWAS countries.
Water pollution arises from contamination from various sources such as, plastic (i.e. from “Pure Water” and plastic bottles and bags); run-off from farming and fertilizers (insecticides and pesticides); environmental degradation from industrial and chemical waste from factories; natural disasters such as flash floods which intermixes waste pollution (open sewage system); poor waste recycling and management; and oil pollution. This also exacerbates biological contaminations such as bacteria growth.
Health Problems Associated with Air Pollution
of lung cancer deaths
of COPD (pulmonary disease) deaths
of stroke deaths
of heart disease deaths
Health Problems Associated with Water Pollution
Endangerment of Aquaculture
Health Problems Associated with Soil Pollution
Radioactive Pollutants = Cancer
Kidney & Liver Damage
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