Research Papers/Topics in Environmental Health Science

ASSESSMENT OF THE PROBLEM OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: CASE STUDY OF PORT HARCOURT METROPOLIS

                                                                            ABSTRACTThe analysis of the problem of solid waste management  associated with Port Harcourt Metropolis in developing countries, like Nigeria, have become pronounced in recent years as a result of urbanization and inadequate disposal of waste. This paper examines the current method of waste disposal in Port Harcourt city area of River St...

A SURVEY OF HAND WASHING BEHAVIOR AND AWARENESS AMONG HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN KUBWA DISTRICT OF BWARI AREA COUNCIL, F.C.T. ABUJA, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTBackgroundHand washing is the process of decontaminating the hands, a cheap and effective method of limiting the spread of nosocomial infections. Good hand hygiene involves cleansing hands in between patients or between examining an infected site and a clean body site on the same patient. Proper hand washing practice involves following the WHO accepted guidelines for hand washing. Hand washing is an effective and inexpensive way to prevent diarrhea and acute respiratory infections. Th...

Safety Culture, Policies and Practices in Nigerian Maritime Industry: The Exxon-Mobil Experience

AbstractOver the years, issues on safety culture and policies in maritime industry have received widespreadresearch attention. Some maritime firms have even gone further to anchor their safety policies on learned corporate culture. However, whether these policies are fully embraced and complied with by seamen is a different kettle of fish altogether. This study therefore, examines safety culture, policies and practices in Nigerian maritime industry with a view to ascertaining: the extent of f...

An Assessment of Trace Elements in Surface and Ground Water Quality in the Ebocha - Obrikom Oil and Gas Producing Area of Rivers State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT: This study presents the impact of surface and ground water quality on the environment in Ebocha-Obrikom oil and gas producing area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examined the relationship between the physico-chemical parameters, determine the quality of surface and ground water in the study area as compared with national and international standards for drinking water, assess the quality of borehole and well water in the study area, and determine the relationship b...

Water-Related Problems And Health Conditions In The Oil Producing Communities In Central Senatorial District Of Bayelsa State

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to assessthe water-related problems and health conditionsin the oil producing communities in Central Senatorial District in Bayelsa State. Nine objectives with corresponding research questions and hypotheses were raised to guide the study. Literature pertinent to the study was extensivelyreviewed. The ex-post facto survey design wasemployed with a sample size of 2,060 subjectsrepresenting five per cent of the population of 41,200 inhabitants. The sampl...

Assessment of the Rate of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Kubwa F.C.T. Abuja, Nigeria

Abstract: The purpose of this study was an assessment of the rate of sexually transmitted diseases in Kubwa F.C.T Abuja. A total of two hundred and eight-six patient aged between 9-50 years were examined in the study, out of whom two hundred and six case note could be traced for review, attending the Kubwa General Hospital, Medilan Medical Laboratory Kubwa, Open Health Care Medical Centre Kubwa, Daughters of Charity Health Care Services and the Kubwa Muslim Community Hospital were enlisted in...

Influence of Organic Amendment on Microbial Activities and Growth of Pepper Cultured on Crude Oil Contaminated Niger Delta Soil

Land contamination with crude oil is one of the challenges of effective crop production in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. This condition is inherent thus creates the need for developing effective remedial methods of managingcontaminated lands as well as improve crop production. This study was designed to assess the effect of Brewers Spent Grains (BSG) on microbial activities and growth of Capsicum annum L cultured in crude oil contaminated soil. The results haveshown that depending on the...

Safety Communication - Evaluation of Different Approaches Between the Developed and Developing World

Safety communication is a very critical component of safety management. It involves the conveying of safety messages to selected target audiences with the aim of informing them about associated risks to their job functions. To effectively address the challenge of properly informing employees within the workplace, employers have adopted various forms of techniques including but not limited to; safety inductions, formal training, signage, posters, face-to-face communication and emails, and othe...