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The prevalence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in West Africa – A review

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dc.contributor.author Adebusuyi, Adewumi T.
dc.contributor.author Sojinu, Samuel O.
dc.contributor.author Aleshinloye, Abimbola O.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-16T21:55:41Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-16T21:55:41Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Adebusuyi, A.T., Sojinu, S.O., & Aleshinloye, A.O. (2022). The prevalence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in West Africa – A review. Environmental Challenges, 7, 100486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envc.2022.100486 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2667-0100
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.envc.2022.100486
dc.identifier.uri https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=shib&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.934d5ff288834e0780d66a62efc56c91&site=eds-live&scope=site&custid=s5615486
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11416/597
dc.description.abstract Africa's inadequate monitoring is a major issue in combating persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The level of monitoring of these highly toxic persistent substances which have the ability to bioaccumulate through the food chain, thus causing serious health challenges is still very low in Africa especially in West Africa. Most West African countries are yet to implement the Stockholm Convention plan (2001) for reducing and eliminating the dirty dozen as coined by the UNEP. Just nine out of the sixteen West African countries have been given approval for National Implementation Plan (NIP) updates. All relevant stakeholders in West Africa must ensure that detailed monitoring of POPs in the environment is done regularly, with sufficient data collected, analyzed and well documented. Also, people should be sensitized on the harmful effects of POPs. Laws prohibiting indiscriminate dumping of refuse should be enforced and the ban on over used cars and electronics from developed countries should be implemented. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Persistent pollutants en_US
dc.subject Environmental monitoring en_US
dc.subject Africa, West en_US
dc.title The prevalence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in West Africa – A review en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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