Distribution and Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Surface Water from Pristine Environments and Major Mining Areas in Ghana.

@article{Hadzi2015DistributionAR,
  title={Distribution and Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Surface Water from Pristine Environments and Major Mining Areas in Ghana.},
  author={George Yaw Hadzi and David Kofi Essumang and J. K. Adjei},
  journal={Journal of health & pollution},
  year={2015},
  volume={5 9},
  pages={
          86-99
        }
}
Background Ghana, like many countries in Africa, has a history of heavy metal pollution largely emanating from industrial effluent discharges and anthropogenic deposits on prevailing winds of pollutants from industrial activities. One of the biggest contributors to pollution in the Ghanaian environment is mineral mining. Objectives The aim of this study was to determine the distribution and health risks of heavy metals in surface water from both pristine environments and major mining areas in… CONTINUE READING