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SOIL POLLUTION FROM VEHICULAR LEAD EMISSION IN ENUGU SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

Eze, H. I.

Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
Abstract


A study on the pollution of soil from lead contaminants in vehicular exhaust emission in the Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria has been carried out. Twenty one experimental and control sites were involved. Laboratory chemical analysis using the spectrophotometer was employed in the detection of lead toxicity level in the soil samples. The soil sample leads pollution index and the Analysis of variance statistics were used to analyse the laboratory results which proved that the experimental sites have very high lead contamination than the control site. The hazardous effects of leads were addressed to create awareness of this toxic substance. The advanced recommended measures should be seriously adhered to with a view to reducing health deteriorating problems that arise from both acute and chronic exposure to lead.

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