A silent killer: Lead poisoning in Nigeria Villagers grind rocks to separate the gold, causing dust with lead to settle on soil and expose people to the poison. Niger State, the former breadbasket...
Listed below are some of the states in Nigeria that are rich in lead deposits, they are Akwa Ibom, Imo, Anambra, Bayelsa, Benue, Enugu, Niger, Ebonyi, FCT, Plateau, Cross River, Taraba, and Zamfara. Lead is a metallic element primarily produced from the mineral, galena.
Zamfara is a mineral rich state, with significant deposits of gold. The acute lead poisoning in Zamfara is a result of artisanal gold mining: small scale mining done with rudimentary tools. Miners...
The domestic mining industry is underdeveloped, leading to Nigeria having to import minerals that it could produce domestically, such as salt or iron ore. Rights to ownership of mineral resources is held by the Federal government of Nigeria, which grants titles to organizations to explore, mine, and sell mineral resources.
11 November 2011 The mass lead poisoning from mining activities in Zamfara State in Nigeria, which was discovered in March 2010, continues to affect villagers in three Local Government Areas : Anka, Bukkuyum and Maru. While the full scale of the problem is still not fully determined, a survey carried out by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the request of the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health has revealed at least 43 villages in Zamfara State where there ...
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It is estimated that Nigeria has over 10,000,000 tons of lead ore deposit and it is an important component in car battery production. The prospect of global economy is promising, so the automotive industry which is closely related to the lead market, is witnessing growth thereby creating more demands for the product.
that Nigeria has over 10,000,000 tons of lead ore deposits with sulphide galena dominating other ores. Ebonyi State is one of the States in Nigeria that is endowed with solid minerals including lead ores. Unregulated mining in Ebonyi State started with the mining of lead zinc ore in
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