Emission from Uyo Main Refuse Dumpsite and Potential Impact on Health

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S. A. Nta
M. J. Ayotamuno
A. H. Igoni
R. N. Okparanma


This paper presents potential impact on health of emission from landfill site on Uyo village road, Uyo local government area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Three sampling points were assessed for particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulphur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulphide H2S, ammonia (NH3), total volatile organic carbon (TVOC) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) using highly sensitive digital portable meters. The data obtained were expressed in terms of an air quality index. Air quality index indicates that the ambient air can be described as unhealthy for sensitive groups for NO2, unhealthy for SO2 and PM2.5 and moderate for CO, respectively. H2S, NH3, TVOC, HCN, PM10 were not indicated in USEPA air quality standards. It recommended that stringent and proper landfill emissions management together with appropriate burning of wastes should be considered in the study area to ease the risks associated with these pollutants on public health.

Landfill emission, air pollution, air quality index, impact on health

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Nta, S. A., Ayotamuno, M. J., Igoni, A. H., & Okparanma, R. N. (2020). Emission from Uyo Main Refuse Dumpsite and Potential Impact on Health. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 10(5), 8-13. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2020/v10i530196
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