All posts tagged with: Asthma

Street Water Spraying Program in Solwezi

Posted September 11, 2014 no picture Nancy_VOYMaps_Zambia

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Solwezi is the capital city of the North-Western Province of Zambia. Due to recent mining and land clearing practices Solwezi's roads have become a huge source of dust. According to research, dust kicked up by vehicles moving on roads makes up to 33% of air pollution. This poses grave danger to children, older people and people suffering from respiratory diseases by affecting their breathing. It also worsens illnesses such as lung disease, asthma, heart diseases and other chronic d...


How Do You Know if the Environment is Impacting Your Health?

Posted November 5, 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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The Nigerian Niger Delta region is known to be the most productive Delta in the world with abundant natural resources and biodiversity. This region plays host to the major oil companies in the world such as Shell, Chevron, Texaco, Exomobil, among others. Since the discovery of oil in the region in 1956 in Oloribiri Ogbia L.G.A of Bayelsa State, there have been series of environmental degradation and pollutions due to oil spills and gas flaring from mining and extractive activities....