Health Impact of the Indiscriminate use of Herbicides in Nigeria

@inproceedings{Otorkpa2017HealthIO,
  title={Health Impact of the Indiscriminate use of Herbicides in Nigeria},
  author={Oche Joseph Otorkpa},
  year={2017}
}
The health impact of the indiscriminate use of herbicides in Nigeria is a public health concern. randomly selected food crops were found to be contaminated with residues of herbicides such as 2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2, 4-D) at 0.59mg/kg beyond maximum residue limits of 0.1mg/kg, while residues appear to persist in the soil at very high concentration of 0.180 and 0.023 mg/kg for atrazine and paraquat respectively, therefore increasing the risk of surface and ground water contamination… CONTINUE READING

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