Potential risk effect from elevated levels of soil heavy metals on human health in the Niger delta.

  title={Potential risk effect from elevated levels of soil heavy metals on human health in the Niger delta.},
  author={Richard Olawoyin and Samuel A. Oyewole and Robert Larry Grayson},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
An analysis of the soil quality in the Niger Delta Area (NDA) was carried out to determine the severity of soil contamination. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) risk assessment model was used in determining the potential health risk due to lifetime exposure (by means of ingestion, dermal contact and inhalation) of the population to heavy metal contents in the soil. Substantial levels of contamination were found indicating elevated levels of heavy metals above background… CONTINUE READING

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