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  • Location of Agbogbloshie in Accra, Ghana | Download ...

    The pollution and degradation of land and water bodies from artisanal gold mining, for instance, are so wide spread in Ghana that efforts to combat …

  • Land Reclamation: FORIG identifies three species with ...

    2021-10-14 · Small-scale artisanal mining is an important source of employment, income and livelihoods for millions of people. In Ghana, about one million people are directly involved with 4.5 million indirectly benefiting but the adverse effect on the environment is becoming alarming. It is against this background that a team of researchers at FORIG set ...

  • Dietary exposure assessment of aluminium and cadmium …

    2019-6-5 · A clearly higher mean cadmium concentration of 0.20 mg/kg for cocoa beans from Ecuador than for the origins Cameroon, Nigeria and Ghana, where the mean ranges between 0.05 mg/kg and 0.017 mg/kg, is shown . This indicates higher cadmium concentrations are present in South American cocoa beans than in West African ones considering larger regions.

  • Contamination from mercury and other heavy metals in …

    2017-8-24 · Background: Many years of gold mining in Ghana has generated huge environmental legacy issues, particularly contamination from heavy metals and metalloids. The present study evaluated the contamination from arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) in sediment cores at Bibiani, a historical gold mining town in Ghana.

  • Health risk assessment and heavy metal contamination ...

    2018-6-14 · In Ghana, a study conducted by Lente et al. reported cadmium values below detection limit of 0.006 mg kg − 1 in vegetables grown in long-term wastewater irrigated urban farming sites in Accra. Similar study conducted by Odai et al. ( 2008 ) on vegetables grown on waste dumping sites in Kumasi, reported high cadmium levels that ranged from 0 ...

  • Heavy Metal Pollution in Soil and Water in Some Selected ...

    2015-6-12 · Appiah, H. (1998) Organization of Small Scale Gold Mining Activities in Ghana. Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, November 1998. Tetteh, S., Golow, A.A., Essumang, D.K. and Zugle, R. (2010) Levels of Mercury, Cadmium and Zinc in the Topsoil of Some Selected Towns in the Wassa West District of the Western Region of ...

  • Levels of arsenic, mercury, cadmium, copper, lead, zinc ...

    Levels of arsenic, mercury, cadmium, copper, lead, zinc and manganese in serum and whole blood of resident adults from mining and non-mining communities in Ghana Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2016 Aug;23(16):16589-97. doi: 10.1007/s11356-016-6537-0. Epub 2016 May 14. Authors ...

  • Distribution of heavy metals in soils from abandoned …

    2020-11-1 · This study investigated the heavy metal content and the extent of pollution in soils from abandoned dump sites in Kumasi, Ghana. Concentrations of heavy metals in the 70 soil samples were determined using a Niton XL3t GOLD field portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer and confirmed on an Agilent 7800 inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer.

  • Emmanuel DARTEY | Professor (Associate) | BSc (Hons), …

    Twenty (20) medicinal plant samples purchased from the Kumasi Central Market, Ashanti Region, Ghana, were studied in order to ascertain the concentration of …

  • Department of Chemistry

    Mercury and cadmium budgets of the Pra estuary in the Western Region of Ghana  Sam, Arkoful ( University of Cape Coast, 2007-11 ) Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis was employed for the determination of mercury and cadmium in soil, water and fish samples from eight different sites of the Pra and Ayensu estuaries in Ghana.

  • Heavy Metal Characteristics of Soils at the Damang …

    2016-9-9 · Heavy Metal Characteristics of Soils at the Damang-Abosso Mining Areas of Western Region, Ghana. Napoleon Jackson Mensah, Francis Ayiah-Mensah and Godfred Etsey Sebiawu. Abstract: This study analyzed the …

  • Heavy Metal Pollution from Gold Mines: Environmental ...

    2016-10-26 · Bempah et al., found a concentration of 92.17 mg/kg in gold mine tailings in Ghana. Gold mining has greatly increased Cu concentration in the environment which upon release binds to particles of organic matter, clay minerals and sesquioxides leading to great accumulation in the soil . Copper exists in two states, oxidized state Cu(II), and ...

  • Elemental composition of vegetables cultivated in illegal ...

    2011-7-1 · The elemental concentrations of 12 elements from five species of the most consumed vegetables in Ghana cultivated in five mining and three non-mining towns have been analyzed using neutron activation analysis. About 50% of the total concentrations recorded for cadmium and arsenic for the various towns and vegetables were found to be above the World Health …

  • Cross-sectional assessment of infants'' exposure to toxic ...

    2017-8-24 · In Ghana, women living in mining communities, includ-ing some who are pregnant, often depend on unregulated small scale mining activities for their livelihood. This is generally widespread in most mining communities. The activities of these small scale miners generally lead to the contamination of humans, animals and the environment

  • Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in …

    2018-3-1 · In Ghana, the endemic nature of Buruli ulcer in communities adjacent to mining activities suggests that proximity to artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is a risk factor for this disease, as is the case of the higher prevalence of Buruli ulcer in the Amansie West District.26 An increased risk of infection was not associated with direct ...

  • Environmental Impacts of Illegal Small-Scale Mining ...

    2020-8-21 · 326 Environmental Impacts of Illegal Small-Scale Mining Activities on the Aboabo Stream, Ahafo Region, Ghana 1B. A. E. Boafo, 1B. Koomson and 1O. F. Agyemang 1Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana Boafo, B. A. E, Koomson, B. and Agyemang O. F. (2020), "Environmental Impacts of Illegal Small Scale Mining

  • Exposures and risks of arsenic, cadmium, lead, and …

     · The World Health Organization has expressed concern about arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury as potentially harmful to human health. As suc ... Integrated assessment of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in ghana-part 2: natural sciences review.

  • 1.1 PHASES OF A MINING PROJECT

    2019-2-4 · 1.1.3 Active mining Once a mining company has constructed access roads and prepared staging areas that would house project personnel and equipment, mining may commence. All types of active mining share a common aspect: the extraction and concentration (or beneficiation) of a metal from the earth. Proposed mining projects

  • TheDangerousCouple:IllegalMiningandWaterPollution—A ...

    2020-3-23 · Mining (large-scale and artisanal small-scale) accounts for about 9.1% of Ghana''s gross domestic products (GDP) and serves as a source of employment for about 260,662 citizens in the formalsector[6].AccordingtoAryeeetal.[3],anestimated 80,000 locals, including women, are currently involved in small-scale mining (legal and illegal) of gold in ...

  • A Review of the Health Implications of Heavy Metals in ...

    Heavy metals such as Zn, Pb, Fe, and Cu are abundant in the environment and contribute largely to the sustainability and equilibrium of ecosystem processes. However, because of their bioaccumulation, nondegradability, and the excessive amounts in which they exist, these metals contaminate the food chain and subsequently become a source of toxicity to human beings …

  • Contamination from mercury and other heavy metals in a mi…

    Distribution of heavy metals in soils from abandoned dump ...

  • Levels of Mercury, Cadmium, and Zinc in the Topsoil of ...

    2010-10-15 · As a result, there is a lot of mining activity in the district, which include both legal and illegal miners. A large number of illegal ("galamsey") miners employ mercury in the amalgamation of gold, whereas some of the mining companies use zinc dust (with associated cadmium impurities) in the extraction of gold.

  • Health Risks of Heavy Metals in selected Food Crops ...

    concentration of some heavy metals; Lead, Cadmium, Cobalt, Copper, Antimony, Nickel and Zinc in some selected common consumed food crops: cassava (Manihot esculenta crantz) and plantain (Musa paradisiacal) Cultivated in mining communities in the Wassa-Amenfi West district of the Western Region of Ghana. 2. Materials and Methods 2.1 The Study Area

  • Exposures and risks of arsenic, cadmium, lead, and …

    The World Health Organization has expressed concern about arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury as potentially harmful to human health. As suc ... Integrated assessment of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in ghana-part 2: natural sciences review.

  • Health risk assessment and levels of toxic metals in ...

    Arsenic (As), mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) are toxic heavy metals that naturally occur in the ecosystem. Their levels are on the rise due to anthropogenic activities posing threat to aquatic wildlife and humans. In Ghana, pollution of some water bodies has led to unsafe consumption of ri …

  • Cadmium and Lead Disruption in Soils Around the …

    2016-4-25 · Lead Cadmium Soil Metals Heavy Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy 1. Background Soils act as a sink of heavy metals by serving as a place for the atmospheric deposition of particles emitted by industrial activities, such as cement production ().The problem of dust pollution has been found to exist around cement factories (2, 3), so they key environmental …

  • Comparative Assessment of Heavy Metals in Drinking …

    2015-8-28 · A similar study conducted in artisanal gold mining communities within the Kibi traditional area, Ghana, reported mean values of cadmium in river water at Apapam, Bunso, Kibi-Deaf, and Obronikrom as 0.006, 0.008, 0.008, and 0.010 mg/L, respectively .

  • Review Article A Systematic Review of Heavy Metals of ...

    2019-7-31 · In Ghana, which exempli es a country where extensive research on heavy metals has hitherto been carried out because of its extensive mining industry, one of the main anthropogenic sources of concern is gold mining, both surface and underground. Gold mining is widespread and accordingtoNaylor[ ],itcontributesabout% ofGhana s

  • Human health risk assessment from heavy metals in three ...

    2021-1-1 · In Ghana, for example, heavy metal pollution is a major public health concern [9,10]. The mining of minerals especially by small-scale, artisanal industries is widespread around major rivers and lakes of the country .

  • ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS POLLUTION IN WATER …

    2009-8-17 · accumulation of some heavy metals (Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Cadmium and Lead) in the water, sediments and fish organs of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in northern Delta Lakes (Edku, Borollus and Manzala). MATERIALS AND METHODS Sampling area The Nile delta Lakes (fig. 1) are shallow, brackish water bodies with a depth

  • Heavy Metal Characteristics of Soils at the Damang …

    2016-9-9 · Cadmium: Cadmium is toxic and chronic exposure can led to kidney dysfunction. Food intake and tobacco smoking are the main routes by which Cadmium enters the body [23]. The concentration of Cadmium (mg/kg) as shown in Table 1 be-low and range from 1.6mgkg-1 to 6.0 mg kg-1 with an average of 2.91mgkg-1.The concentration of Cadmium in the soil is far

  • The new frontier of mineral exploitation in Ghana : New …

    2018-10-10 · The new frontier of mineral exploitation in Ghana. Agbogbloshie, home to almost 100,000 people, and one of the 10 most polluted places on the planet, is the world largest electronics graveyard. 27 September 2018: A worker …

  • Contamination from mercury and other heavy metals in a ...

    2016-4-12 · Many years of gold mining in Ghana has generated huge environmental legacy issues, particularly contamination from heavy metals and metalloids. The present study evaluated the contamination from arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) in sediment cores at Bibiani, a historical gold mining town in Ghana. The study took a …

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