Exposure to harmful substances, chemicals harmful to health, expert warns – TrendyNewsReporters

Exposure to harmful substances, chemicals harmful to health, expert warns



Nigerians have been advised by an environmentalist, Dr Salamatu Ekpo, to limit exposure to harmful substances as it could affect their health and the environment negatively.

He made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, noting that harmful substances like fireworks, indiscriminate burning of waste, emission of chemicals and smoke into the air and water can have long-term negative effects on human health and the environment.

Ekpo, who is a lecturer at the Department of Environmental Management, Nasarawa State University, said Nigeria can be eco-friendly, adding that the small changes in their daily lives are enough to make a big difference.

She said instead of burning waste, recycling and reducing it could help protect the environment, adding that reducing the quantity of waste that ends up in landfills could help biodiversity.

According to her, everyone needs to reduce and reuse resources if possible and also minimise emissions.

“We need to also curb degradation. Instead of cutting down trees, we should start planting more to help us as humans and the environment,” the environmentalist advised.

Ekpo concluded by saying being eco-friendly has a socio-economic impact that includes economic successes alongside food and water security.




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