Lekwot et al
Greener Journal of Medical Sciences Vol. 2 (3), pp. 064-069, June 2012
Public Health Effects of Effluent Discharge of Kaduna Refinery into River Romi
Chikogu Vivien¹, Adamu Ibrahim Caleb² And *Vivan Ezra Lekwot³
¹Water Supply and Sanitation Division, National Water Resources Institute, Mando, Kaduna.
²Land and Water Division, National Water Resources Institute, Mando, Kaduna
³Department of Geography and Planning, University Of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: ezravivan@ yahoo. com
The study examines public health effects of effluent
discharge of Kaduna refinery on River Romi. The study
carried out in two years (2010 to 2011) had water samples
collected in two seasons (rainy and dry seasons) and a range
of physico-chemical and microbial parameters were measured.
The results reveal that all the parameters measured were far
and above the World health Organization (WHO) maximum
permissible limits, the study identified potential health
effects of the presence of these parameters in the water of
River Romi. The significance of water to the health and
well-being of human populations’ is increasingly apparent.
Water pollution particularly from industrial effluents is a
worldwide problem and its potential to influence the health
of human populations is great.
There is no doubt that excessive levels of pollution are causing a lot of damage to human and animal health.
Keywords: Water pollution, Public health, Effluent Discharge, River Romi, Parameters
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