Research Papers/Topics in Environmental Science

Waste Disposal Mechanism as Determinant of Health Status of Residents of Ijebu-Ode Metropolis

ABSTRACT Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. One hundred and twenty (n=120) participants were drawn using simple random sampling technique from ten streets of Ijebu Ode metropolis. Interview and personal observation were used to collect the data. These data collections were Residents’ Waste Management Methods, Solid Waste Management Attitude Scale, Key Informant Interview Schedule. A mean score of 2.0 and above indicates that the residents are of positive atti...

Toxicological Evaluation of Biodiesel Emission Particles (BEP) Using Rat Models

AbstractThe present study is an attempt to elucidate the effect of biodiesel emission particles (BEP) on some antioxidant  enzymes of selected tissues of rats. Rats were exposed to emission particles (EP) of biodiesel blended with fuel  diesel at 100BD, 75BD, 50BD and 25BD as well as fuel diesel (FD) over a period of ten days. Enzyme assays  were conducted for superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPX) and reduced  glutathi...