Spatial assessment of soil contamination by heavy metals from informal electronic waste recycling in Agbogbloshie, Ghana

@inproceedings{Kyere2016SpatialAO,
  title={Spatial assessment of soil contamination by heavy metals from informal electronic waste recycling in Agbogbloshie, Ghana},
  author={Vincent Nartey Kyere and Klaus Greve and Sampson Manukure Atiemo},
  booktitle={Environmental health and toxicology},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVES This study examined the spatial distribution and the extent of soil contamination by heavy metals resulting from primitive, unconventional informal electronic waste recycling in the Agbogbloshie e-waste processing site (AEPS) in Ghana. METHODS A total of 132 samples were collected at 100 m intervals, with a handheld global position system used in taking the location data of the soil sample points. Observing all procedural and quality assurance measures, the samples were analyzed… CONTINUE READING