Lightning generation correlation with widespread irrigation and means of protection
India’s lightning fatalities correlate with her spatial extent of water bodies. Evaporation from reservoirs and irrigated lands provides moisture for cloud formation. Hot and humid air flowing overland can rise over mountains where it expands under reduced pressure, cools down to promote condensation in contact with sea salt, dust particles, soot from forest fires, bacteria, etc. Agitation within the cloud leads...
Women’s empowerment on contraceptive use among married women in Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Ethiopia is among the African countries with high maternal and child mortality rates, with a fast-growing population. To prevent the fast growing population; availability, the stability of contraceptive method and identifying factors that affects the practice of modern contraceptives should be given a priority. Thus, this study aims to identify the practice of contraceptives focusing on women’s empowerment and...
Mapping epilepsy risks through porcine farming in North West Cameroon
This study posits that socioeconomic factors determine the patterns of epilepsy. The transmission of cysticerci between pig and man is facilitated by traditional pig rearing, slaughtering, and the poor detection of Taenia solium in slaughter pigs. Neurocysticercosis, resulting from T. solium is often associated with focal epilepsy. To ascertain this relationship, a co-relational design was applied to compare epilepsy...
The problem of solid waste management and people awareness on appropriate solid waste disposal in Bahir Dar City: Amhara region, Ethiopia
The problem of solid waste management (SWM) and its implications to health and environmental problems has become increasing. The issue of SWM in Bahir Dar city appeared to be one of the problems that need a great improvement. The principal results show that institutional, economic and social factors hinder SWM service in Ethiopia with particular focus on Bahir Dar city. Also, the results of the study reveal that most of...
Environmental and health hazards associated with exploration of barite from Bukkuyum (Zamfara State), Nigeria
Barite is barium sulfate with the chemical formula of BaSO4. Unlike barite witherite (BaCO3) it is not chemically inert, it can dissolve in water and, when dissolved, can cause an environmental hazard. Barite forms in many geologic environments with both metallic and nonmetallic minerals. Minerals associated with the ore are a main concern when mining and processing barite. In many barite deposits, silica is present,if...
Evaluation of the minerals, heavy metals and microbial compositions of drinking water from different sourcesin Utagba-Uno, Nigeria
The presence of heavy metals in drinking water is of public health significance because of their toxicity at even low concentrations. Water should also be free of microorganisms.The quality of drinking water from tap, rain,river and bottled water within Utagba-Uno, a rural community in Ndokwa, Delta State was evaluated by determining the minerals, heavy metals and microbial compositions. The nine water samples analyzed...
Environmental and health impact associated with the dissemination of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Yaoundé
Cameroon signed in 2001 and ratified in 2005, the Stockholm convention which aimed at restricting and eliminating the production, utilization and discharge of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Since then, the implementation of this convention in countries is not effective despite the perceptive diffusion of this toxic chemical substance. Few studies on the diffusion of POPs and risks attached to it have been carried...
Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and resources available for its management in the Cape Coast Metropolis
Gradually, more Ghanaians are becoming diabetic as a result of eating more sugary and fatty foods and exercising less. This study explored the prevalence of Diabetes mellitus and resources available for managing it in the Cape Coast metropolis. University of Cape Coast Hospital (UCC), Central Regional Hospital (CRH), Cape Coast Metropolitan Hospital (CCMH), Erwim Health Centre, Adisadel Health Centre, Tantri Clinic and...
Contingent valuation technique: A review of literature
Managing environment and natural resources is one of the most important inputs for sustainable economic development. In statistics it said that “you cannot manage what you cannot count”. This can be rephrased for environment and natural resources by saying you cannot manage the environment and natural resources unless you value them. Some of the natural resources can be valued in terms of their...
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