The available information suggests that the concentrations of toxic metals in many ecosystems of Africa are reaching unprecedented levels.
Because of the heavy load of contaminated dusts in the air of the overcrowded cities, the ambient concentrationsof toxic metals are now among the highest being reported anywhere.
Lead pollution from the increasing number of automobiles and cottage industries represents a major health hazard, and it is estimated that 15-30% of the infants in some urban areas may already be sufrering from lead poisoning.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Pollution eau, Métal, Afrique, Inventaire source pollution, Teneur, Exposition, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Water pollution, Metal, Africa, Pollution source inventory, Content, Exposure, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0500389
Code Inist : 001D16E. Création : 199406.